Responsible Design In Applied Linguistics: Theory And Practice by Albert WeidemanResponsible Design In Applied Linguistics: Theory And Practice by Albert Weideman

Responsible Design In Applied Linguistics: Theory And Practice

byAlbert Weideman

Hardcover | September 13, 2016

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No mere history of applied linguistics, this volume presents a framework for interpreting the development of applied linguistics as a discipline. It offers a systematic account of how applied linguistics has developed, articulating the philosophical premises that have informed both its emergence and its subsequent growth. It asks questions that are seldom asked: Where does the discipline derive from? Where is it heading? What directions has it already taken? Which direction should it embrace in future? What is the relative worth of all of the variation in design and methods that have been developed by applied linguists? In defining applied linguistics as a discipline of design, it takes us beyond the diffuse and sometimes contradictory conventional definitions of the field. The framework of design principles it proposes not only helps to explain the historical development of applied linguistics, but also provides a potential justification for solutions to language problems. It presents us with nothing less than an emerging theory of applied linguistics.

Title:Responsible Design In Applied Linguistics: Theory And PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319417290

ISBN - 13:9783319417295

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Prologue.- Chapter 1: The foundations of a discipline of design.- Chapter 2: A linguistic explanation for the foundations of applied linguistics.- Chapter 3: An inter-disciplinary view of applied linguistics.- Chapter 4: The scientific status of applied linguistics.- Chapter 5: Applied linguistics as a discipline of design.- Chapter 6: Technocratic and revolutionary designs: Three illustrations.- Chapter 7: Beyond method and towards accountability.- Chapter 8: Themes and styles of doing applied linguistics.- Chapter 9: Innovation and eclecticism: Resistance and continuity.- Chapter 10: A returning question: Defining the field of applied linguistics.- Chapter 11: Design principles and the future of applied linguistics.- Bibliography.- Index

Editorial Reviews

"This timely volume provides a cogent account of the major conceptual approaches in applied linguistics and language education over the last fifty years. It offers a well-grounded consideration of fundamental issues, reflections on perennial themes, and insights into possible future directions. With multiple recent examples from language education in South Africa and elsewhere, the discussion will appeal to all applied linguists, language teachers, and scholars in related disciplines who seek a comprehensive synthesis of the philosophies underlying language learning and instruction.  A welcome reference for any reader seeking to grasp of the evolution of the field." (Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University, USA)