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Title   Applied Linguistics Methods : A Reader 

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Author   COFFIN ET AL  ISBN   9780415545457  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Routledge  Group   ESOL View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Reference  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2009 
Subject   Applied linguistics for ELT 
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Synopsis

Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader presents the student with three contemporary approaches for investigating text, practices and contexts in which language-related problems are implicated. Divided into three parts, the reader focuses in turn on the different approaches, showing how each is relevant to addressing real world problems, including those relating to contemporary educational practices.

Part One introduces the reader to Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as an approach particularly well suited to the description of language and language-related problems in social contexts.

Part Two examines Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a means of uncovering the relationships between language use, power and ideology.

Part Three presents Ethnography (and linguistic ethnography) as a methodology for observing the use and significance of language in real-life events as they unfold.

The editors' general introduction introduces the student to the tools of SFL, CDA and ethnography and explains how the three approaches each offer distinct as well as, in some cases, complementary perspectives on language in use. Each part is made up of one classic theoretical reading, one cutting-edge theoretical reading, and three problem-oriented readings and includes an introduction, which provides synopses of the individual readings making the book highly usable on courses.

Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader is key reading for advanced level undergraduates and postgraduates on Applied Linguistics, English Language, and TESOL/TEFL courses.

Caroline Coffin, Theresa Lillis and Kieran O'Halloran are all currently at The Open University, UK. Caroline Coffin is Reader in Applied Linguistics. Recent publications include Historical Discourse: the language of time, cause and evaluation (2006). Theresa Lillis is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Language and Communication. Recent publications include Carter, A., Lillis, T. and Parker, S. eds (2009) Why writing matters. Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy. Kieran O'Halloran is also Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Language and Communication. Recent publications include Critical Discourse Analysis and Language Cognition (2003).




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