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Applied linguistics is understood to deal with language in use, particularly where institutions and interventions are involved. Written by a well-known applied linguist, this alphabetic guide provides definitions and discussion of key terms used in the field. The selection of items for the glossary offers a view of applied linguistics as an activity in its own right and therefore helps define it. Key features: *An ideal companion to courses in Applied Linguistics, Language Studies, Language Education *Supplies numerous cross-references to related terms *Includes an introduction which provides an overview of the field *Considers the overlap between applied linguistics and related areas by indicating common terminology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748622948
ISBN-10: 0748622942
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Davies

Alan Davies is a long-term member of staff of the Department of Applied Linguistics in the University of Edinburgh. Now Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow, he is a former editor of the two journals Applied Linguistics and Language Testing and was for five years Director of the Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

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