How has Applied Linguistics been defined and how has the field of Applied Linguistics developed over the last 30 years? Who were the leaders that pushed the agenda? What are the core publications in the field? Who are the authors that have been cited most and how is that related to leadership? What were the main themes in research? Why did formal linguistic theories lose so much ground and the interest in more socially oriented approaches grow? What has been the impact of Applied Linguistics on language teaching?
Adopting a theme-based approach, this book answers these questions and more and forms a history of Applied
Linguistics from 1980. The structure of this book is largely defined by the topics covered in interviews with 40 leading international figures including Rod Ellis, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Henry Widdowson, Suresh
Canagarajah and Claire Kramsch.
Supplemented with questionnaires from a further 50 key applied linguists, this is essential reading for anyone studying or researching Applied Linguistics and will be of interest to those in the related area of English Language Teaching.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)|
About the Author
Kees de Bot is Chair of Applied Linguistics and head of department at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the co-author of many titles including Second Language Acquisition (Routledge, 2005) and the co-editor of Language Development Over the Lifespan (Routledge, 2009).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Informants 3. Defining Applied Linguistics 4. Leaders in the Field 5. Most Important Articles and Books 6. Main Trends 7. The Citation Game 8. The Impact of Apllied Linguistics Research on Teaching and Learning 9. Conclusion