ISBN : 9780194374446
There are several issues in English teaching on which applied linguists take very different positions: e.g. linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisition research, the nature of applied linguistics itself. This book presents exchanges between scholars arguing different positions, and directs attention to the key points at issue.
Acknowledgements ; List of texts ; Introduction ; Section 1 The global spread of English ; Section 2 Corpus Linguistics and language teaching ; Section 3 Critical discourse analysis ; Section 4 Second language acquisition ; Section 5 The nature of applied linguistics ; Working with controversies: Study questions ; Index