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Title: An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Edited By: Norbert Schmitt
Description:

'At present, there is no other book that could replace this book. Every
teacher and student of applied linguistics should own a copy of this book.
All language teachers should read this book in order to learn more of how
language is learned and used daily, and to be more efficient in their
teaching profession.'
Times Educational Supplement

'An Introduction to Applied Linguistics' is one of the only books to
provide a complete and authoritative overview of the current state of the
field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central
element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading
international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of
every topic covered.

The book's wide coverage of applied linguistics is divided into three
sections: a description of language and language use, essential areas of
enquiry in applied linguistics, and the four skills and testing. An
introductory chapter familiarises readers with the key issues in the field
and alerts them to recurrent themes running throughout the volume.

Following this initial orientation, chapters begin with a short summary
describing the essence of their areas, then move to a substantial overview
of that area's key concepts, issues, insights, and pedagogical implications.

'Hands-on' practical analysis is promoted through the provision of data
sets for readers to investigate using the concepts and research
methodologies described in each chapter.

Authors suggested solutions are included at the end of the book. With its
accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this textbook is an
ideal introduction to the field of applied linguistics and second language
learning for both postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as
practising teachers and researchers.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340764198
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99