The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 10 Volume Set
January 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
A ground-breaking resource available either online or as a 10-volume print set bringing together historic and emerging areas of research within applied linguistics
Combines individual entries ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 words, with longer, essaystyle contributions giving a detailed overview of key developments and ideas
Includes over 1,100 entries written by an international team of scholars from over 40 countries
Covers 27 key areas of the field, including Language Learning and Teaching, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Assessment and Testing, Corpus Linguistics,
Conversation Analysis, Discourse, Cognitive Second Language Acquisition, Language, Policy and Planning, Literacy, and Technology and Language
Features over 200 entries on the philosophy and history of applied linguistics and biographies of key applied linguists
Updates and new articles available twice a year, enabling the work to stay relevant and cutting-edge
Carol A. Chapelle is distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences and professor of TESL/applied linguistics at Iowa State University, USA. Her research explores issues at the intersection of computer technology and applied linguistics. Her books on technology and language include Computer Applications in Second Language Acquisition (2001), English Language Learning and Technology (2003), and Tips for Teaching With CALL (2008, with Joan Jamieson). Her books focusing on language assessment and research methods include Assessing Language Through Computer Technology (2006, with Dan Douglas), Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics (2006, coedited with Micheline Chalhoub-Deville and Patricia Duff), ESOL Tests and Testing (2005, with Stephen Stoynoff), and Building a Validity Argument for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (2008, coedited with Mary K. Enright and Joan Jamieson). She is coeditor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics series. She is past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2006–7) and former editor of TESOL Quarterly (1999–2004). She was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Language Testing by the University of Cambridge and International Language Testing Association and the 2012 Samuel J. Messick Memorial Lecture Award by Educational Testing Service.
“This is the most extensive resource on applied linguistics yet published...The breadth of treatment throughout the collection is quite amazing...” (Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1 May 2015)
“Overall, this is a remarkable work. It is useful and rigorous. If you thought you already knew what AL does then browse it; you might have to think again. I am in no doubt that this will remain the standard work for years to come and the benchmark against which new works will be judged. As a linguist and a librarian, I have no hesitations in recommending it.” (Reference Reviews, 1 November 2013)
“Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic libraries; lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (Choice, 1 August 2013)
“In her introduction, Chapelle states that she expanded on
S. Pit Corder’s principles to guide the selection of topics
to be included in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.
So, in addition to the expected ones about language teaching and
learning, the Encyclopedia includes entries on current
issues and realities arising from, for example, the pervasiveness
of language use in online environments (cyberpragmatics) and the
implications of global human and language movement for language
policy development (heritage languages, translating and
interpreting). When one throws in targeted subtopics such as
“Varieties of English in Nigeria” or the 30-plus
entries on aspects of conversation analysis, biographies of
significant persons who have shaped the field of applied
linguistics, and the accessible information provided by an
impressive array of editors and contributors who continue to shape
it, users of the Encyclopedia will find it a rich research and
- Miriam Conteh-Morgan, Associate Professor and Librarian for Linguistics, The Ohio State University
“It is exciting to see the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics now available to the scholarly community. With over 1100 entries in 3.5 million words, this comprehensive set spans the key developments and ideas in the entire field of applied linguistics. All of contributors are highly-respected researchers, faculty and authorities in their various disciplines.
The availability of this encyclopedia is extremely significant to the academic libraries. The organization, content and depth will accommodate research needs from undergraduates, graduates and sophisticated researchers alike. Scholars in linguistics will find this encyclopedia a necessity in their research.
As linguistics bibliographer, I highly recommend this
- Ding Ye, Asia Studies & Linguistics Bibliographer, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
“The wealth of topics, issues, and perspectives
represented in this Encyclopedia is the best testament to
date of the tremendous growth of the field of applied linguistics
over the last few decades. The entries in this remarkable
collection demonstrate how to be open to new theoretical and
methodological perspectives while maintaining a commitment to
rigorous empirical analysis. If you want to appreciate
why language is such a powerful medium in all kinds of social
institutions, this Encyclopedia is an excellent place to
- Alessandro Duranti, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
“Carol A. Chapelle, with her all-star cast of editors, has
brought together a remarkably diverse group of scholars to
illuminate ‘the range of research on language-related
problems that arise in the real-world contexts where languages are
learned and used.’ The result is a ten-volume
Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics that is breathtaking in
its comprehensive coverage of the field, critical engagement with a
stunning array of relevant issues, and incorporation of
cutting-edge technologies. This is a reference work I will
recommend to my colleagues, collaborators, and students and to
which I will return again and again as I carry out my work.
Kudos to Chapelle and her team!”
– Heidi E. Hamilton, Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive resource covering the highly diverse field of applied linguistics. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics brings together over 1,100 entries written by an international team of scholars from over 40 countries. This ground-breaking reference work available online or as a 10-volume print set.
The Encyclopedia explores both historic and emerging areas of research within applied linguistics, providing an overview of 27 key areas, including Language Learning and Teaching, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Assessment and Testing, Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Discourse, Cognitive Second Language Acquisition, Language Policy and Planning, Literacy, and Technology and Language, and more. Individual entries range from 1,500 to 4,000 words, with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed overview of key developments and ideas. It also features over 200 entries on the philosophy and history of applied linguistics, along with biographies of key applied linguists.
The online Encyclopedia will be updated twice yearly, to keep the work relevant and cutting-edge. It provides extensive cross-referencing and powerful searching and browsing capabilities, in addition to useful learning tools, such as color photographs and media files. Whether in print or online, the Encyclopedia will be essential reading for students, researchers, academics, and practitioners across the field.
For further information about this reference work, visit www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com.
If you would like to speak to the editor, would like a review copy, online access or sample chapters from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 10 Volume Set, please contact Michelle Martella at email@example.com