Doing Applied Linguistics

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Introducing Applied Linguistics provides in-depth coverage of key areas in the subject, as well as introducing the essential: study skills needed for academic success in the field.

Introducing Applied Linguistics:

Is organised into two sections: the first introducing key concepts in applied linguistics; and the second devoted to the study skills students need to succeed.

Features specially commissioned chapters from key authorities who address core areas of applied linguistics, including both traditional end more cutting edge topics, such as: grammar, vocabulary, language in the media, forensic linguistics, and much more.

Contains a study skills section offering guidance on a range of skills, such as: how to structure, and organise an essay, the conventions of referencing, how to design research projects, plus many more.

Is supported by a lively companion website, which includes interactive exercises, information about the contributors and why they've written the chapters, and annotated weblinks to help facilitate further independent learning.

Ideal for advanced undergraduate end postgraduate students of applied linguistics and TEFL/TESOL, introducing Applied Linguistics not only presents selected key concepts in depth, but also initiates the student into the discourse of applied linguistics.

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‘This book does an excellent job of providing students new to Applied Linguistics or TESOL with a very accessible and stimulating introduction to the field. It offers an innovative design, core concepts are clearly defined and exemplified and the chapters draw insightfully on a wide range of current research. There is every possibility that this will become a standard text for students studying Applied Linguistics for thefirst time.’ — Ken Hyland, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

‘For those of us involved in teaching postgraduate students where resources are limited, this is an ideal book to have at hand. The topics are varied and presented in such a way as to stimulate discussion in a very thought-provoking way. I teach postgraduate courses in Thailand, Vietnam and China and this book will be "a must" on my reading list.’ — Joseph Foley, Graduate School of English, Assumption University, Thailand

'Hunston and Oakey's 250-page primer is... just what the profession needed.' - BAAL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415447683
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/11/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 0.97 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables viii

Notes on contributors ix

Acknowledgements xi

About this book xiii

Section 1 Key Concepts In Applied Linguistics

I Describing English 1

1 Introduction to chapter 1 3

Three reasons why Dave Willis 6

2 Introduction to chapter 2 12

English vocabulary and collocation David Oakey 14

3 Introduction to chapter 3 24

Grammatical metaphor and success in academic writing Geoff Thompson 27

4 Introduction to chapter 4 35

Conversation Analysis in the language classroom Almut Koester 37

II Teaching And Learning A Language 49

5 Introduction to chapter 5 51

What is communicative language teaching? Juup Stelma 53

6 Introduction to chapter 6 60

Six propositions in search of a methodology: applying linguistics to task-based language teaching Dave Willis Jane Willis 63

7 Introduction to chapter7 72

Researching motivation: from integrativeness to the ideal L2 self Zoltán Dünyei 74

8 Introduction to chapter 8 84

Learning English in a global context Chris Kennedy 87

III Applied Linguistics In a Wider Context 95

9 Introduction to chapter 9 97

Investigating metaphor and ideology in hard news stories Kieran O'Halloran 100

10 Introduction to chapter 10 108

Who wrote this? The linguist as detective Alison Johnson David Woolls 111

11 Introduction to chapter 11 119

The translator's choice Kirsten Malmkjær 121

12 Introduction to chapter 12 132

Interrogating the concept of stereotypes in intercultural communication Adrian Holliday 134

Section 2 Study Skills For Applied Linguistics Students

IV Doing Research In Applied Linguistics 141

13 Introduction to chapter 13 143

Designing a questionnaireAileen Bloomer 145

14 Introduction to chapter 14 151

Using interview data in case studies Ruby Macksoud 153

15 Introduction to chapter 15 160

Transcribing spoken interaction Joan Swann 163

16 Introduction to chapter 16 177

Using a corpus to study spoken language Svenja Adolphs 180

V Skills Of Interpretation 180

17 Introduction to chapter 17 191

Understanding noun phrases David Oakey 192

18 Introduction to chapter 18 199

Identifying and reporting other people's point of view David Oakey 201

VI Skills Of Expression 209

19 Introduction to Chapter 19 211

Finding your voice David Oakey 212

20 Introduction to chapter 20 216

Organizing an essay David Oakey 217

VII Editing Skills 223

21 Introduction to chapter 21 225

Referencing David Oakey 226

22 Introduction to chapter 22 232

Editing your own work David Oakey 233

Answer key 237

Index 249

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