A History of Applied Linguistics: From 1980 to the present by Kees de Bot

By Kees de Bot

This ebook presents one viewpoint on how utilized Linguistics has been outlined and the way the sector of utilized Linguistics has built during the last 30 years. the writer addresses topics like why formal linguistic theories misplaced loads floor and the way the curiosity in additional socially orientated methods grew? He additionally addresses ?the influence of utilized Linguistics on language teaching.

Adopting a theme-based procedure, the constitution of this ebook is essentially outlined by way of the themes coated in interviews with forty top foreign figures chosen through the writer together with Rod Ellis, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Susan Gass, Henry Widdowson, Suresh Canagarajah and Claire Kramsch. those info are supplemented by way of questionnaires from yet another fifty utilized linguists, additionally chosen through the writer. this may be of curiosity to a person learning or getting to know utilized Linguistics and also will be appropriate to these within the similar region of English Language Teaching.

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