Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader

Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader

By: Kieran O'Halloran (editor), Caroline Coffin (editor), Theresa Lillis (editor)Hardback

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Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader presents the student with three contemporary approaches for investigating text, practices and contexts in which language-related problems are implicated. Divided into three parts, the reader focuses in turn on the different approaches, showing how each is relevant to addressing real world problems, including those relating to contemporary educational practices. Part One introduces the reader to Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as an approach particularly well suited to the description of language and language-related problems in social contexts. Part Two examines Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a means of uncovering the relationships between language use, power and ideology. Part Three presents Ethnography (and linguistic ethnography) as a methodology for observing the use and significance of language in real-life events as they unfold. The editors' general introduction introduces the student to the tools of SFL, CDA and ethnography and explains how the three approaches each offer distinct as well as, in some cases, complementary perspectives on language in use. Each part is made up of one classic theoretical reading, one cutting-edge theoretical reading, and three problem-oriented readings and includes an introduction, which provides synopses of the individual readings making the book highly usable on courses. Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader is key reading for advanced level undergraduates and postgraduates on Applied Linguistics, English Language, and TESOL/TEFL courses.

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Contents Introduction Part One: Systemic Functional Linguistics Introduction to Part One 1. Language, register and genre J.R. Martin 2. Online newspapers: evolving genres and evolving theory John S. Knox 3. The "Processes" of learning: On the use of Halliday's transitivity in academic skills advising Tim Moore 4. Acquired language disorders: Some functional insights Elizabeth Armstrong, Alison Ferguson, Lynne Mortensen and Leanne Togher 5. Translation error analysis: A systemic functional grammar approach Mira Kim Part Two: Critical Discourse Analysis Introduction to Part Two 6. Critical Discourse Analysis in action N. Fairclough and Ruth Wodak 7. The role of appraisal and corpora in detecting covert evaluation Caroline Coffin and Kieran O'Halloran 8. Towards intervention in positive discourse analysis Tom Bartlett 9. Highlighting hybridity: A critical discourse analysis of teacher talk in science classrooms Mary U. Hanrahan 10.Text, context, pretext: Critical issues in discourse analysis H.G. Widdowson Part Three: Ethnography Introduction to Part Three 11. Text and context Jan Blommaert 12. Adopting an ethnographic perspective in research and pedagogy Brian Street 13. Ethnographic studies and adult literacy and policy in South Africa Catherine Kell 14. Linguistic ethnography, interactional sociolinguistics and the study of identities Ben Rampton 15.Discourse, critique and ethnography: class-oriented coding in accounts of child protection Stef Slembrouck

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  • publication date: 27/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415545440
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415545440
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0415545447

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