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1 Table of Contents An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition Norbert Schmitt, editor 1. Overview of Applied Linguistics I. Description of Language and Language Use II. Essential Areas of Enquiry in Applied Linguistics III. Language Skills and Assessment

2 I. Description of Language and Language Use 2. Grammar 3. Vocabulary 4. Discourse Analysis 5. Pragmatics 6. Corpus Linguistics

3 II. Essential Areas of Enquiry in Applied Linguistics 7. Second Language Acquisition 8. Applied Linguistics 9. Sociolinguistics 10. Focus on the Language Learner: Motivation, Styles, and Strategies

4 11. Listening 12. Speaking and Pronunciation 13. Reading 14. Writing 15. Assessment III. Language Skills and Assessment

5 Applied Linguistic Topics G. Richard Tucker (http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm; retrieved )http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm "broad range of activities" "solving some language-related problem or addressing some language-related concern" "solve specific problems in society"

6 Applied Linguistic Topics G. Richard Tucker (http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm; retrieved )http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm "language for special purposes (e.g. language and communication problems related to aviation, language disorders, law, medicine, science)" "language policy and planning" "and language and literacy issues" programs "to help adult newcomers to the United States or other countries"

7 Applied Linguistic Topics G. Richard Tucker (http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm; retrieved )http://www.lsadc.org/web2/fldfr.htm "role of mother tongue in…education" "language of persuasion and politics" "developing tools and programs for interpretation and translation" "and [developing tools and programs" language testing and evaluation."

8 Schmitt's Preface Focus of Schmitt’s book  Important areas  Key issues  Research methodology  Help in reading and understanding original studies  Greater awareness of various research approaches  Bridge to reading real journal articles  Data analysis exercises

9 Schmitt's Preface Chapter format 1. Introduction: What is X? 2. Key issues 3. Pedagogical implications 4. Further reading 5. Hands-on activity

10 Applied Linguistics " 'In a broad sense, applied linguistics is concerned with increasing understanding of the role of language in human affairs and thereby with providing the knowledge necessary for those who are responsible for taking language-related decisions whether the need for these arises in the classroom, the workplace, the law court, or the laboratory.' " Wilkins (1999: 7) Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, p. 1.

11 Traditional Scope of Applied Linguistics "Traditionally, the primary concern of applied linguistics has been second language acquisition theory, second language pedagogy and the interface between the two, and it is these areas which this volume will cover." Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, p. 2.

12 AAAL 2010 Conference Topics Language and…  its acquisition  assessment  the brain  cognition  culture  ideology  instruction  interaction  listening  media  policy  reading  research methodology  society  speaking  technology  translation/interpretation  writing Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, pp. 1-2.

13 Applied Linguistic Sub-Disciplines List (Carter and Nunan, 2001: 2; Schmitt, 2002: 2) literacy speech pathology deaf education interpreting and translating communication practices lexicography first language acquisition authorship identification forensic linguistics Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, p. 2.

14 Language Teaching Methods  Grammar-Translation Method  Direct Method  Reading Method  Audiolingual Method (ALM / Army method) (Behaviorism)  Chomsky's Universal Grammar notions (Anti-behaviorism) Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, pp. 3-7.

15 Themes throughout the Book 1. The Interrelationship of the Areas of Applied Linguistics 2. The Move from Discrete to more Holistic and Integrative Perspectives 3. Lexico-Grammar and Formulaic Language 4. Bringing the Language Learner into the Discussion 5. New Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills 6. The Lack of ‘Black and White’ Answers Schmitt, Norbert An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, second edition. London: Hodder Education, pp


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