Contemporary Applied Linguistics: v. 2 Language for the Real World (Contemporary Studies in Linguistics)

Contemporary Applied Linguistics: v. 2 Language for the Real World (Contemporary Studies in Linguistics)

By: Li Wei (editor), Vivian J. Cook (editor)Paperback

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Written by internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is informing and engaging with neighbouring disciplines. Chapters in this second volume present an overview of new (and interdisciplinary) applications of linguistics to such diverse fields as economics, law, religion, tourism, media studies and health care. Both volumes represent the best of current practice in applied linguistics, and will be invaluable to students and researchers looking for an overview of the field.

About Author

Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birbeck, University of London, UK. Vivian Cook is Professor Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, UK.


Introduction: Language in the globalized world; 1. Multilingualism, gender and globalisation (Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, USA & Ingrid Pillar, University of Sydney, Australia); 2. Language and economy (Florian Coulmas, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo); 3. Linguistic diversity, biodiversity and poverty (Suzanne Romaine, University of Oxford, UK); 4. Discourse in organisations and workplace (Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Uppsala University, Sweden); 5. Multimodal discourses (Gu Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China); 6. Language and culture (Nick Enfield, UCLA, USA); 7. Language in legal contexts/forensic linguistics (John Gibbons, University of New South Wales, Australia); 8. Translation and politics (Christina Schaeffner, Aston University, UK); 9. Religious language management (Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel); 10. Language and the Brain (Marjorie Lorch, Birbeck College University of London, UK); 11. Clinical linguistics (Martin Ball, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA and Nicole Mueller, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA); 12. Sign linguistics, sign language learning and sign bilingualism (Gary Morgan, University College London, UK and Bencie Woll, University College London, UK).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826496812
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9780826496812
  • weight: 796
  • ISBN10: 0826496814

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