Skip to main content

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 10 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 10 Volume Set

Carol A. Chapelle (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-19473-0 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 6582 Pages


In Stock



  • 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

10 Volumes


“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)