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Title: Unity and Diversity in Language Use 
Series Title: British Studies in Applied Linguistics  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
	   http://www.continuumbooks.com
	
Author: Kristyan Spelman Miller, University of Reading
Author: Paul Thompson, University of Reading

Paperback: ISBN: 0826478743 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 14.99


Abstract:

The papers in this collection, drawn from the 34th Annual Conference of the
British Association for Applied Linguistics, reflect a number of different
perspectives within the field of applied linguistics at the start of the
twenty-first century. While addressing the theme of unity and diversity,
each paper prompts critical reflection on tensions within the discipline
between stability and change, consensus and controversy, similarity and
variation. The interpretation of language use is broad and varied, taking
both macro- and micro-perspectives. Topics addressed range from issues of
global communication in a world of shifting demographies and technological
advances to analyses of specific contexts of interaction, both professional
and personal. Contexts of language use frequently coincide with settings of
language acquisition, both within and beyond the language classroom, and
this opens up discussion of the focus, scope and appropriateness of
research stances in applied linguistics and practices in language pedagogy.
Futhermore, variation is considered from a number of social-cultural,
gender-related, linguistic and discourse perspectives, calling into
question terminology, definitions and the nature of evidence at the heart
of applied linguistic theory and practice. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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