The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics / Edition 2

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics contains 39 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 various sub-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 linguists concerned with applications of their work. 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, neurobiology of language, psycholinguistics and cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language and concordances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, 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 five 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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"....It must be said that it is an impressive publishing achievement. The task of analyzing the field, deciding on disciplines to be covered, finding willing contributors of sufficient status from all over the world and then combining the articles from these contributors into an edited whole must have been a massive one, and it has been largely successful. Oxford University Press, Robert Kaplan and the editorial board are to be congratulated on their initiative and the result it has produced."--Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Vol.6 No. 3, December 2002)

"This is an impressive and ambitious enterprise....Although this book can be used for reference, it real strength lies in its scope and reflective quality. This book has many roles: as a map of the territory, to inform on where things are and their intellectual topography; a guide; 39 individual mines; but above all as an extended, reflective, collective synthesis-essay on what we are and what we do. Professionals will be able to determine what are the current directions in other parts of AL. Students, teachers and researchers in AL and beyond will be able to use it for survey courses, and as a springboard to deeper investigation of specific areas and topics."--AILA News

"[A] monumental editorial enterprise.... it is to be commended and used widely and wisely."--ESL Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195384253
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Preface to 1st edition
Preface to 2nd edition

Part I. Introduction
1. Whence Applied Linguistics: The 20th Century, Robert B. Kaplan
2. Applied Linguistics: An Emerging Discipline for the Twenty-first Century, William Grabe
3. Research Approaches in Applied Linguistics, Patricia A. Duff

Part II. The Four Skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing
4. Speaking, Martin Bygate
5. Listening: Sources, Skills and Strategies, Tony Lynch
6. Reading in a Second Language, William Grabe
7. Second Language Writing in English, Ilona Leki
8. Integrating the Four Skills: Current and Historical Perspectives, Eli Hinkel

Part III. Discourse Analysis
9. Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics, Deborah Poole and Betty Samraj

Part IV. The Study of Second Language Learning
10. Perspectives from Formal Linguistics on Second Language Acquisition, Alan Juffs
11. Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative, James P. Lantolf
12. Language Learner Identities and Sociocultural Worlds, Killeen Toohey and Bonny Norton
13. Computational Models of Second Language Sentence Processing, Michael Harrington
14. Second Language Acquisition: A Social Psychological Perspective, Robert C. Gardner
15. Interactionist Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition, Susan Gass
16. Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
17. Applied Linguistics and the Neurobiology of Language, John Schumann

Part V. The Study of Second Language Teaching
18. Curriculum Development in Foreign Language Education: The Interface Between Political and Professional Decisions, Peter Medgyes and Marianne Nikolov
19. Content-Based Second Language Instruction, Marjorie Wesche
20. Bilingual Education, Colin Baker

Part VI. Variation in Language use and Language Performance
21. Language Transfer and Cross-Linguistic Studies: An Update, Terence Odlin
22. Language Uses in Professional Contexts, Mary McGroarty

Part VII. Bilingualism and the Individual Learner
23. Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals: From Static to Dynamic Models, Kees de Bot
24. The Bilingual Lexicon, Judith F. Kroll and Ton Dijkstra

Part VIII. Multilingualsim in Society
25. Language Contact, Peter Hans Nelde
26. Pidgins and Creoles, Jeff Siegel
27. Language Spread and Its Study in the Twenty-First Century, Ofelia Garcia
28. Language Shift and Language Revitalization, Nancy H. Hornburger
29. Ecology of Languages, Peter Mühlhäusler

Part IX. Language Policy and Planning
30. Methodology for Policy and Planning, Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.
31. Unplanned Language Planning, William G. Eggington
32. Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning, James W. Tollefson

Part X. Translation and Interpretation
33. Translation, Sara Laviosa
34. Interpretating, Nancy L. Schweda Nicholson

Part XI. Language Assessment and Program Evaluation
35. Technology in Standardized Language Assessments, Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

Part XII. Technological Applications in Applied Linguistics
36. Progress and New Directions in Technology for Automated Essay Evaluation, Jill Burstein and Martin Chodorow
37. Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol A. Chapelle
38. Research in Corpus Linguistics, Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen and Eric Friginal
39. Where to from Here?, Robert B. Kaplan

Name Index
Subject Index

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