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Journal Title: Applied Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   33/5
Issue Title: Poststructuralism and its Challenges for Applied Linguistics
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Introduction

Poststructuralism and its Challenges for Applied Linguistics
Tim McNamara

Articles

Imposture: A Late Modern Notion in Poststructuralist SLA Research
Claire Kramsch

The Linguistic Repertoire Revisited
Brigitta Busch

The Performative Fixing and Unfixing of Subjectivities
Maria Harissi, Emi Otsuji, and Alastair Pennycook

The Traps and Trappings of Genre Theory
Anne Freadman

Language Assessments as Shibboleths: A Poststructuralist Perspective
Tim McNamara

Voicing Solidarity: Linguistic Hospitality and Poststructuralism in the Real World
Alison Phipps

Forums

Theories pass. Learners and Teachers Remain
PaweĊ Scheffler

Questions about Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills and Cognitive Language Proficiency
Ana Halbach

Reviews

Richard F. Young: Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching.
Reviewed by Kelleen Toohey

Virginia LoCastro: Pragmatics for Language Educations: A Sociolinguistic Perspective
Reviewed by Siobhan Chapman

Cristina Sanz and Ronald P. Leow (eds): Implicity and Explicity Language Learning: Conditions, Processes, and Knowledge in SLA and Bilingualism.
Reviewed by Leigh Garrison-Fletcher

Cecilia Alvstad, Adelina Hild, and Elisabet Tiselius (eds): Methods and Strategies of Process Research: Integrative Approaches in Translation Studies.
Reviewed by June Eyckmans

Click here to access the full table of contents: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/4928/2
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.5227