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					           An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
                                 Prof. Tian Bing
                            Shaanxi Normal University


Some Major Topics

  1. Introduction (international and domestic studies) [course/discipline description]

Part I Linguistics-Applied (applying linguistic theories to studying lg
       (learner’s lg included))

Section 1 (overview and historical perspective)

  2. Language Descriptions (language study and linguistic study)
  3. (Pedagogical) Lexicography [recording and prescribing how lg is and should be
     used] (Bing Tian)

Section 2 [studying language facts from different perspectives and by applying
          different means]

  4. Second Language Acquisition. (David Birdsong)
  5. Language Corpora. (Maocheng Liang)
  6. Discourse Analysis. (Hugh Trappes-Lomax) vs Conversation Analysis. (Rod
     Gardner)
  7. Language, Thought, and Culture. (Claire Kramsch )

Section 3 [studying lg from a socio-functional perspective][person-centeredness]

  8. Language and Gender. (Susan Ehrlich)
  9. Stylistics. (John McRae and Urzula Clark)
  10. Language and Politics. (John E. Joseph) [political correctness]
  11. World Englishes. (Kingsley Bolton)
Part II Applied Linguistics [Investigating language learning and
       teaching by applying linguistic theories]
  12. Research Methods for Applied Linguistics: Scope, Characteristics, and
      Standards. (James Dean Brown)

Section 4 [learning]

  13. Second Language Learning. (William Littlewood)
  14. Individual Differences in Second Language Learning. (Rod Ellis)
  15. Social Influences on Language Learning. (Gary Barkhuizen)

Section 5 [Teaching]

  16. Fashions in Language Teaching Methodology. (Bob Adamson)
  17. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). (Paul Gruba)
  18. Language Teacher Education. (Richard Johnstone)
  19. The Practice of LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes). (Helen Basturkmen
      and Catherine Elder)
  20. Bilingual Education.( Heather Lotherington)

Section 6 [evaluation]

  21. Language Testing. (Tim McNamara) [e.g. Formative Assessment].

Section 7

  22. Critical Applied Linguistics. (Alastair Pennycook)

Section 8

  23. Traditional Chinese Educational Thought

Index.

				
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