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Contemporary Applied Linguistics presents a comprehensive survey of the ways in which linguistics is being used by researchers in a wide-range of interdisciplinary areas. Written by internationally renowned scholars, the volumes consist of twenty-four introductory chapters providing a snapshot of cutting edge research in applied linguistics, highlighting the advances in knowledge and methodology and setting the agenda for the field for the next few decades. The contributors in the first volume present current research in the core areas of applied linguistics, including multilingualism, language education, teacher-learner relationships, and assessment. Chapters in volume two present an overview of new and interdisciplinary applications of linguistics to such diverse fields as economics, law, religion, tourism, media and health care.
It represents the best of current practice in applied linguistics, and will be invaluable to students and researchers looking for an overview of the field.
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Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birbeck, University of London, UK.Review:
"These volumes take their mission seriously: to build the future of applied linguistics, grounded in language but with a broad concern for real-world issues. The volumes make for rewarding reading and demonstrate the continuing and renewed relevance of applied linguistics."
- Professor Diane Larsen-Freeman, English Language Institute, University of a Michigan, USA
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Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0826497454
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