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Title: World Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: A Celebration of AILA at 40
Edited By: Susan M. Gass
Sinfree Makoni
Series Title: AILA Review, Volume 17
Description:

Volume 17 of AILA Review will focus on Applied Linguistics as an
international discipline. Authors from various regions of the world will
focus on the following questions: What has been the development of Applied
Linguistics in your region? What are current issues being dealt with in
Applied Linguistics in your region? What unique features of Applied
Linguistics are being researched in your region? What can research in
Applied Linguistics in your region contribute to a global view of Applied
Linguistics? A final chapter will focus on commonalities and differences in
Applied Linguistics as seen from different world regions.

Table of contents

Introduction
Susan M. Gass and Sinfree Makoni p. 1

Articles
Réflexions sur l’histoire de l’AILA
Albert Valdman pp. 2–5

Some current trends in applied linguistics: Towards a generic view
Martin Bygate pp.6–22

Applied Linguistics: Brazilian perspectives
Marilda C. Cavalcanti pp. 23–30

Australia and New Zealand applied linguistics (ANZAL): Taking stock
Robert C. Kleinsasser pp.31–56

Applied linguistics in Europe
Kees de Bot pp. 57–68

Applied Linguistics in Asia: Pathways, Patterns and Predictions
Anne Pakir pp.69–76

Western perspectives in applied linguistics in Africa
Sinfree Makoni and Ulrike H. Meinhof pp.77–104

Perspectives in applied linguistics: A North American view
William Grabe pp.105–132

Discussion
Applied linguistics in 2004: Unity in diversity?
Christopher Brumfit pp.133–136

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 9027239894
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Pages: 143
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