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LINGUIST List 18.2115

Fri Jul 13 2007

Books: Applied Linguistics/Discipline of Linguistics: Davies

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Anna Glazier, An Introduction to Applied Lingusitics: Davies


Message 1: An Introduction to Applied Lingusitics: Davies
Date: 12-Jul-2007
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: An Introduction to Applied Lingusitics: Davies


Title: An Introduction to Applied Lingusitics (second edition)
Subtitle: From Practice to Theory
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics
Published: 2007
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/edition_details.aspx?id=12836

Author: Alan Davies
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748633548 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748633555 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Abstract:

The long awaited Second Edition of this foundational textbook provides a
state-of-the-art account of contemporary applied linguistics. The kinds of
language problems of interest to applied linguists are discussed and a
distinction drawn between the different research approach taken by
theoretical linguists and by applied linguists to what seem to be the same
problems. Professor Davies describes a variety of projects which illustrate
the interests of the field and highlight the marriage it offers between
practical experience and theoretical understanding. The increasing emphasis
of applied linguistics on ethicality is linked to the growth of
professionalism and to the concern for accountability, manifested in the
widening emphasis on critical stances. This, Davies argues, is at its most
acute in the tension between giving advice as the outcome of research and
taking political action in order to change a situation which, it is
claimed, needs ameliorisation. This dilemma is not confined to applied
linguistics and may now be endemic in the applied disciplines.

The book has been updated throughout and provides an excellent introduction
to the problems and issues that arise in the practice of applied linguistics.

Key Features:

*Surveys current issues in applied linguistics, including the concept of
the Native Speaker and the development of World Englishes

*Examines the influence of linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy on
applied linguistics and makes a contrast with educational linguistics

*Suggests that applied linguistics is a theorising rather than a
theoretical discipline.

Praise for the first edition:

'Alan Davies' introductory text forcefully re-echoes the famous Edinburgh
series in applied linguistics, which he contributed to in a major way.'
-Applied Linguistics

'Every discipline coming of age needs to reflect on its origins, its
history, its conflicts, in order to gain a better understanding of its
identity and its long term objectives. Alan Davies, one of the founding
fathers of applied linguistics, is the ideal person for this soul-searching
exercise... Introduction to Applied Linguistics is obligatory reading for
students and researchers in applied linguistics, for language professionals
and for anyone interested in the link between linguistics and applied
linguistics.'
-Modern Language Review

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics will be available in North America
from Columbia University Press.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discipline of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=30288


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