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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Christopher J Hall, Patrick H Smith and Rachel Wicaksono

 

"Mapping Applied Linguistics is far and away the best introduction to applied linguistics we have to date. But it is more than that. It is a major contribution to the very definition and foundations of the field. It will be viewed as a seminal book."

  -  James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, US

 

 

Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics. Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners alike. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the subject area, each chapter demonstrates how applied linguists can investigate the role of language in an individual's or groups' real-world problem, and the potential solutions available.

The book provides in-depth coverage of:

  • language teaching and education, literacy and language disorders
  • language variation and world Englishes
  • language policy and planning
  • lexicography and forensic linguistics
  • multilingualism and translation.

Including real data and international examples, the book features further reading and exercises in each chapter, fieldwork suggestions and a full glossary of key terms. An interactive Companion Website also provides a wealth of additional resources.

This book will be essential reading for students studying applied linguistics, TESOL, general linguistics, and education at the advanced undergraduate or master’s degree level. It is also the ideal gateway for practitioners to better understand the wider scope of their work.

Visit the companion website to find links, resources and activities related to the book.