The Routledge Handbook Of Applied Linguistics by James SimpsonThe Routledge Handbook Of Applied Linguistics by James Simpson

The Routledge Handbook Of Applied Linguistics

EditorJames Simpson

Paperback | January 3, 2013

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguisticsserves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics.

The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives:

  • applied linguistics in action
  • language learning, language education
  • language, culture and identity
  • perspectives on language in use
  • descriptions of language for applied linguistics.

The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making.

The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter.The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguisticsis an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics.

Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.


James Simpson is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leeds.
Title:The Routledge Handbook Of Applied LinguisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415658152

ISBN - 13:9780415658157

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Table of Contents


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Introduction: Applied linguistics in the contemporary world

James Simpson

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Section 1. Applied linguistics in action

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Language policy and planning

Lionel Wee


Business communication

Vijay Bhatia and Aditi Bhatia


Translation and interpreting

Mona Baker and Luis P'z-Gonz'z



Thierry Fontenelle


The media

Anne O'Keeffe


Institutional discourse

Celia Roberts


Medical communication

Sarah Collins, Sarah Peters and Ian Watt


Clinical linguistics

Michael Perkins and Sara Howard


Language and ageing

Kees de Bot and Nienke van der Hoeven


Forensic linguistics

Frances Rock

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Section 2. Language learning, language education

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Key concepts in language learning and language education

Diane Larsen-Freeman


Second language acquisition

Lourdes Ortega


Language teaching methodology

Scott Thornbury


Technology and language learning

Richard Kern


Language teacher education

Simon Borg


Bilingual education

Ingrid Gogolin


English for academic purposes

Nigel Harwood and Bojana Petri'


Language testing

Barry O'Sullivan


Classroom discourse

Amy Tsui


Language socialisation

Agnes He

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Section 3. Language, culture and identity

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Claire Kramsch



Bonny Norton



Judith Baxter



Roxy Harris


Sign languages

Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence


World Englishes

Andy Kirkpatrick and David Deterding


Linguistic imperialism

Suresh Canagarajah and Selim Ben Said



Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter


Language and migration

Mike Baynham

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Section 4. Perspectives on language in use

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Discourse analysis

Guy Cook


Critical discourse analysis

Kieran O'Halloran



Elisabeth Ahls'/P>'


John Field


Sociocultural and cultural-historical theories of language development

Steven L. Thorne and Thomas Tasker



Carmen Llamas


Linguistic ethnography

Janet Maybin and Karin Tusting



Doris S. Warriner



Elena Semino

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Section 5. Descriptions of language for applied linguistics

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Michael Swan



Joe Barcroft, Norbert Schmitt and Gretchen Sunderman


Phonetics and phonology

Helen Fraser


Corpus linguistics

Svenja Adolphs and Phoebe Lin


Cognitive linguistics

Hans-J'rg Schmid and Friedrich Ungerer


Systemic functional linguistics

Lynne Young


Generative grammar

Shigenori Wakabayashi


The emergence of language as a complex adaptive system

Nick C. Ellis



Theo van Leeuwen

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a superb collection of chapters that illustrates the robustness of applied linguistics. The volume coherently documents the fact that the field has come a long way since its early focus on the teaching and learning of languages beyond the first. Anyone interested in understanding the scope of applied linguistics at the start of the 21st century would do well to consult this work." - James P. Lantolf, Penn State University, USA "An amazingly broad and comprehensive account of the diverse areas that make up Applied Linguistics today, giving both their history and up-to-date accounts of their state. Students and researchers will be reminded of the richness and complexity of the discipline.They will find it a useful source of information on a wide variety of topics." - Vivian Cook, University of Newcastle, UK " authoritative and worthwhile addition to the general literature on applied linguistics." - Jinrui Li, University of Waikato