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LINGUIST List 17.2172

Fri Jul 28 2006

Books: Applied Linguistics: Miller, Thompson

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Simone Gilson, Unity and Diversity in Language Use: Miller, Thompson


Message 1: Unity and Diversity in Language Use: Miller, Thompson
Date: 24-Jul-2006
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Unity and Diversity in Language Use: Miller, Thompson


Title: Unity and Diversity in Language Use
Series Title: British Studies in Applied Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Kristyan Spelman Miller, University of Reading
Author: Paul Thompson, University of Reading
Paperback: ISBN: 0826478743 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Abstract:

The papers in this collection, drawn from the 34th Annual Conference of the
British Association for Applied Linguistics, reflect a number of different
perspectives within the field of applied linguistics at the start of the
twenty-first century. While addressing the theme of unity and diversity,
each paper prompts critical reflection on tensions within the discipline
between stability and change, consensus and controversy, similarity and
variation. The interpretation of language use is broad and varied, taking
both macro- and micro-perspectives. Topics addressed range from issues of
global communication in a world of shifting demographies and technological
advances to analyses of specific contexts of interaction, both professional
and personal. Contexts of language use frequently coincide with settings of
language acquisition, both within and beyond the language classroom, and
this opens up discussion of the focus, scope and appropriateness of
research stances in applied linguistics and practices in language pedagogy.
Futhermore, variation is considered from a number of social-cultural,
gender-related, linguistic and discourse perspectives, calling into
question terminology, definitions and the nature of evidence at the heart
of applied linguistic theory and practice.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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