Description - The Handbook of Applied Linguistics by Alan Davies
The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of over 30 newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of applied linguistics. The handbook is divided in parts that demonstrate the two main approaches to the field: applications of linguistics (sometimes called linguistics applied or L-A) to real world language data with the purpose of further understanding language and evaluating linguistic theory; and the problem-based approach (known as applied linguistics or A-L) that investigates real world language with the purpose of understanding language use and ameliorating social problems. The handbook presents applied linguistics as an independent and coherent discipline that seeks to unify practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use, and is a valuable resource for students and researchers in applied linguistics, language teaching, and second language acquisition.
Buy The Handbook of Applied Linguistics by Alan Davies from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(244mm x 179mm x 45mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Handbook of Applied Linguistics by Alan Davies
Book Reviews - The Handbook of Applied Linguistics by Alan Davies
Author Biography - Alan Davies
Alan Davies is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include
Principles of Language Testing (1990),
An Introduction to Applied Linguistics (1999), and
The Native Speaker: Myth and Reality (2003).
Catherine Elder is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author, with Alan Davies et al., of the Dictionary of Language Testing (1999) and co-editor of Experimenting with Uncertainty (2001).