Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics by Carol A. Chapelle

By Carol A. Chapelle

  • A ground-breaking source to be had both on-line or as a 10-volume print set bringing jointly historical and rising components of analysis inside utilized linguistics
  • Combines person entries starting from 1,500 to 4,000 phrases, with longer, essaystyle contributions giving an in depth assessment of key advancements and ideas
  • Includes over 1,100 entries written by means of a global group of students from over forty countries
  • Covers 27 key components of the sector, together with Language studying and instructing, Bilingual and Multilingual schooling, overview and trying out, Corpus Linguistics,
  • Conversation research, Discourse, Cognitive moment Language Acquisition, Language, coverage and making plans, Literacy, and expertise and Language
  • Features over two hundred entries at the philosophy and historical past of utilized linguistics and biographies of key utilized linguists
  • Updates and new articles on hand two times a yr, permitting the paintings to stick appropriate and cutting-edge

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Sigrid Norris is associate professor in communication studies and director of the Multimodal Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She is author of Analyzing Multimodal Interaction: A Methodological Framework (2004) and Identity in (Inter)action: Introducing Multimodal Interaction Analysis (2011); and is coeditor of Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis (2005, with Rodney H. Jones) and editor of Multimodality in Practice: Investigating Theory-in-Practice-Through-Methodology (2011).

However, because of the extensive use and effects of technology in communication, an area devoted to multimodal communication has also been compiled. Sigrid Norris developed this area composed of entries that demonstrate the unique and important interface between technology and the linguistic choices language users can make as well as how those choices are realized in technology-mediated form. Entries also cover analytic approaches to the study of how language users make meaning through a combination of language and other semiotic systems.

Multilingualism outside the school setting) involves another set of issues, because it is affected by different factors and can take place in a wide range of situations. The area editors Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter designed these areas and commissioned a revealing set of entries covering the issues. An area of extensive study in settings where bilingual or multilingual education takes place is the development of literacy in school and other settings. Although the study of literacy is the concern of many researchers in education beyond applied linguistics, Eva Lam conceptualized this area of the Encyclopedia from the perspective of applied linguistics by including facets of the study of literacy relevant to settings of language contact.

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