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Published: 13 July 2007

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780748633555

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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

From Practice to Theory

2nd Edition

Alan Davies

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics

  • Surveys current issues in applied linguistics, including the concept of the Native Speaker and the development of World Englishes
  • Examines the influence of linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy on applied linguistics and makes a contrast with educational linguistics
  • Proposes that a key issue for the profession will increasingly be the tension between advice and action
  • Suggests that applied linguistics is a theorising rather than a theoretical discipline. Feedback on the first edition:'Alan Davies' introductory text forcefully re-echoes the famous Edinburgh series in applied linguistics, which he contributed to in a major way.' Applied Linguistics 'Every discipline coming of age needs to reflect on its origins, its history, its conflicts, in order to gain a better understanding of its identity and its long term objectives. Alan Davies, one of the founding fathers of applied linguistics, is the ideal person for this soul-searching exercise ...Introduction to Applied Linguistics is obligatory reading for students and researchers in applied linguistics, for language professionals and for anyone interested in the link between linguistics and applied linguistics.' Modern Language Review

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