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The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Alan Davies (Editor), Catherine Elder (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3809-3
888 pages
January 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of Applied Linguistics.

  • Provides a comprehensive and current picture of the field of Applied Linguistics.
  • Contains 32 newly commissioned articles that examine both the applications of linguistics to language data and the use of real world language to ameliorate social problems.
  • Valuable resource for students and researchers in applied linguistics, language teaching, and second language acquisition.
  • Presents applied linguistics as an independent discipline that unifies practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables ix

Notes on Contributors x

Acknowledgments xvi

General Introduction

Applied Linguistics: Subject to Discipline? 1

Alan Davies and Catherine Elder

Part I Linguistics-Applied (L-A) 17

Introduction to Part I 19
Alan Davies

Section 1

1 Language Descriptions 25
Anthony J. Liddicoat and Timothy J. Curnow

2 Lexicography 54
Alan Kirkness

Section 2

3 Second Language Acquisition and Ultimate Attainment 82
David Birdsong

4 Language Corpora 106
Michael Stubbs

5 Discourse Analysis 133
Hugh Trappes-Lomax

Section 3

6 British Sign Language 165
Rachel Sutton-Spence and Bencie Woll

7 Assessing Language Attitudes: Speaker Evaluation Studies 187
Howard Giles and Andrew C. Billings

8 Language Attrition 210
Monika S. Schmid and Kees de Bot

9 Language, Thought, and Culture 235
Claire Kramsch

10 Conversation Analysis 262
Rod Gardner

Section 4

11 Language and the Law 285
John Gibbons

12 Language and Gender 304
Susan Ehrlich

13 Stylistics 328
John McRae and Urszula Clark

Section 5

14 Language and Politics 347
John E. Joseph

15 World Englishes 367
Kingsley Bolton

Section 6

16 The Philosophy of Applied Linguistics 397
Kanavillil Rajagopalan

Part II Applied-Linguistics (A-L) 421

Introduction to Part II 423
Catherine Elder

Section 7

17 The Native Speaker in Applied Linguistics 431
Alan Davies

18 Language Minorities 451
John Edwards

19 Research Methods for Applied Linguistics: Scope, Characteristics, and Standards 476
James Dean Brown

Section 8

20 Second Language Learning 501
William Littlewood

21 Individual Differences in Second Language Learning 525
Rod Ellis

22 Social Influences on Language Learning 552
Gary Barkhuizen

23 Literacy Studies 576
Eddie Williams

Section 9

24 Fashions in Language Teaching Methodology 604
Bob Adamson

25 Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) 623
Paul Gruba

26 Language Teacher Education 649
Richard Johnstone

27 The Practice of LSP 672
Helen Basturkmen and Catherine Elder

28 Bilingual Education 695
Heather Lotherington

Section 10

29 Language Maintenance 719
Anne Pauwels

30 Language Planning as Applied Linguistics 738
Joseph Lo Bianco

31 Language Testing 763
Tim McNamara

Section 11

32 Critical Applied Linguistics 784
Alastair Pennycook

Index 808

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Author Information

Alan Davies is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include Principles of Language Testing (1990), An Introduction to Applied Linguistics (1999), and The Native Speaker: Myth and Reality (2003).

Catherine Elder is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author, with Alan Davies et al., of the Dictionary of Language Testing (1999) and co-editor of Experimenting with Uncertainty (2001).

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The Wiley Advantage


  • Provides a comprehensive and current picture of the field of Applied Linguistics.

  • Contains 32 newly commissioned articles that examine both the applications of linguistics to language data and the use of real world language to ameliorate social problems.
  • Valuable resource for students and researchers in applied linguistics, language teaching, and second language acquisition.
  • Presents applied linguistics as an independent discipline that unifies practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use.
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Reviews

“Handsomely produced, and very attractive visually. The editors, Alan Davies and Catherine Elder, are leading experts in applied linguistics and they have assembled a strong group of contributors to the enterprise… The Handbook of Applied Linguistics should be in every academic library, and I would recommend that applied linguists look at it, note specific chapters of interest, and read over those chapters carefully… Because of the depth allowed for each chapter, there is much thought-provoking material and many ideas that may challenge as well as support established positions.” Language Teaching Research

“In the vast quarry of theories and interdisciplinary investigations of applied linguistics this rigorous and scholarly book is an authoritative guide to the focal issues. It provides both original and important contributions to the literature as well as signposts to the future.” John C. Maher, International Christian University, Tokyo


“In its forty years of activity, applied linguistics has been concerned to define itself, its extent, and its relations with related fields. This handbook, edited by Davies and Catherine Elder, brings the issues up-to-date, providing not just a clear account of current work in the branches of the field by thirty of the best-known practitioners, but a cogent perspective justifying treating applied linguistics as an independent and united discipline.” Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University


“This is a linguistically sophisticated, pedagogically sound, research oriented, interdisciplinary approach at defining applied linguistics as a discipline in its own right that should be in every applied linguist's library. A vade mecum.” James E. Alatis, Georgetown University


“Davies and Elder are to be congratulated for the Handbook in Applied Linguistics. The handbook reflects the historical evolution of thinking in applied linguistics, its emerging dimensions, and successfully captures the nature of an internal critique of applied linguistics within applied linguistics. Because applied linguistics is firmly embedded within western applied linguistics, the handbook book forces us to reflect on the nature non-western applied linguistics might take.” Sinfree Makoni, Pennsylvania State University

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