The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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Robert B. Kaplan
OUP USA, Sep 30, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 755 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics contains forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its varioussub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testing; and linguistsconcerned with applications of their work. Early applied linguistics was predominantly associated with language-teaching. While this relationship continues, the field has long since diversified, becoming increasingly inter-related and multi-disciplinary. The volume addresses the diversity of questions facing applied linguists today: What isthe place of applied linguistics in the architecture of the university? Where does applied linguistics fit into the sociology of knowledge? What are the questions that applied linguistics ought to be addressing? What are the dominant paradigms guiding research in the field? What kinds of problemscan be solved through the mediation of applied linguistics? What aspects of linguistics can be empirically applied to language-based problems, and what spaces resist such application? What will new students of applied linguistics need to know in the coming years? Systematically encompassing the major areas of applied linguistics-and drawing from a wide range of disciplines such as education, language policy, bi- and multi-lingualism, literacy, language and gender, psycholinguistics/cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language andconcordinances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, psycholinguistics and cognition, and many other fields-the editors and contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics provide a panoramic and comprehensive look at this complex and vigorous field. This second edition includes three new chapters, and the remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to give a clear picture of the current state of applied linguistics.
 

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Contents

SPEAKING LISTENING READING AND WRITING
61
PART III DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
125
PART IV THE STUDY OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING
141
PART V THE STUDY OF SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING
261
Part VI Variation in Language Use and Language Performance
305
PART VII BILINGUALISM AND THE INDIVIDUAL LEARNER
333
PART VIII MULTILINGUALISM IN SOCIETY
371
PART IX LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING
435
PART X TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
473
PART XI LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
509
PART XII TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
527
PART XIII CONCLUSION
569
References
577
Name Index
725
Subject Index
747
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Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California.

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