LINGUIST List 14.209

Tue Jan 21 2003

Books: Applied Ling: Miller, Thompson (eds.)

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  1. rwilson, Unity and Diversity in Language Use

Message 1: Unity and Diversity in Language Use

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 07:27:04 +0000
From: rwilson <>
Subject: Unity and Diversity in Language Use

Title: Unity and Diversity in Language Use
Series Title: British Studies in Applied Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd		 
Editor: Kristyan Spelman Miller, University of Reading 
Editor: Paul Thompson, University of Reading 

Paperback: ISBN: 0826461069, Pages: 232, Price: GBP19.99

The papers in this collection, drawn from the 34th Annual Conference
of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, reflect diversity
of approach within the field of applied linguistics at the start of
the twenty-first century. While addressing the theme of unity and
diversity from a range of perspectives, 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 analysis 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. Furthermore, 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.

Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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