LINGUIST List 32.2763

Sat Aug 28 2021

Books: Extending Applied Linguistics for Social Impact: Warriner, Miller (eds.)

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Date: 27-Aug-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Extending Applied Linguistics for Social Impact: Warriner, Miller (eds.)
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Title: Extending Applied Linguistics for Social Impact
Subtitle: Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations in Diverse Spaces of Public Inquiry
Published: 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Doris S. Warriner
Editor: Elizabeth R. Miller
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350136397 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: ePDF
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350136403 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: ePub
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350136380 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

Drawing on--but also extending--the theories and methods of applied linguistics, this book demonstrates how scholars of language might work together and with non-language specialists to address pressing concerns and issues of our time. Chapters explore efforts to recognize the legitimacy of stigmatized language varieties in public and institutional domains, museum-based science education for linguistically diverse children, how corpus analysis might illuminate the tension between the language choices and commitments of certain leaders, the embodied and artistic forms of meaning-making that challenge norms of Whiteness, and the transformative power of translanguaging in community-based theater.

In addition, the volume demonstrates ways to enhance equity in healthcare delivery for immigrant families, examines the experiences of cultural health navigators working with refugee-background families, and highlights the value of raising public awareness of language issues related to social justice. These accounts show that applied linguists stand ready to interface with other scholars, other institutions, and the public to make socially-engaged and impactful contributions to the study of language, society, education, and access. Collectively, the authors respond to an important gap in the field and take a significant step towards a more socially-just, accessible, and inclusive approach to applied linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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