Applied Linguistics

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OUP Oxford, Mar 20, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 134 pages
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Applied Linguistics investigates real-world problems involving language. As such it has the difficult task of mediating between academic expertise and lived experience, attempting to reconcile opposed interests and perspectives. This clearly written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding contemporary language use today, including intercultural communication, political persuasion, new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning.
 

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Contents

Applied linguistics
3
Examples and procedures
5
The scope of applied linguistics
7
a difficult relationship
9
Prescribing and describing popular and academic views of correctness
12
Description versus prescription
15
An applied linguistics perspective
18
Languages in the contemporary world
21
The influence of communicative competence
46
Context and culture
49
discourse analysis
50
Culture
52
Translation culture and context
55
rights and understanding
57
Persuasion and poetics rhetoric and resistance
60
Literary stylistics
61

Attitudes to languages
22
boundaries and relationships
23
The growth of English
25
English and Englishes
26
Native speakers
28
English as a Lingua Franca ELF
29
English Language Teaching ELT
31
The direct method
33
Natural language learning
34
The communicative approach
35
Language and communication
40
Linguistic competence
41
Communicative competence
42
Language and persuasion
63
Critical Discourse Analysis CDA
64
Past present and future directions
69
SecondLanguage Acquisition SLA
71
Corpus linguistics
73
Being applied
74
Critical Applied Linguistics CALx
75
Postmodern applied linguistics
77
mediation
78
Readings
81
References
115
Glossary
125
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Guy Cook is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. He has worked as an EFL teacher in Egypt, Italy, the UK, and Russia, as a lecturer at the University of Leeds, and as head of TESOL at the London University Institute of Education. He has been an invited speaker atuniversities and major conferences in many countries, and has published widely on discourse analysis, the theory and practice of language teaching, literature teaching, translation, and language play.

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