Oxford Applied Linguistics: Controversies in Applied Linguistics

Paperback | June 6, 2003

EditorBarbara Seidlhofer

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There are several issues in English teaching on which applied linguists take very different positions: e.g. linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisitionresearch, the nature of applied linguistics itself. This book presents exchanges between scholars arguing different positions, and directs attention to the key points at issue.

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There are several issues in English teaching on which applied linguists take very different positions: e.g. linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisitionresearch, the nature of applied linguistics itse...

Barbara Seidlhofer has taught German in the UK and currently works as a researcher and Professor in Linguistics and Methodology in the English Department at Vienna University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:June 6, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of textsIntroductionbr /Section 1. The global spread of EnglishSection 2. Corpus Linguistics and language teachingSection 3. Critical discourse analysisSection 4. Second language acquisitionSection 5. The nature of applied linguisticsbr /Working with controversies: Study questionsbr /Index

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'As a resource for teacher educators, it would be hard to overestimate the value and potential of this book.' - IATEFL Teacher Training and Education E-Newsletter, July 2004