[lg policy] Book notice: Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics

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Title: Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics

Editor: Francis M. Hult

Series Title: Educational Linguistics #11

Published: 2010

Publisher: Springer

Book URL:


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Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics explores
innovations that have developed from the creative syntheses of diverse
methodological and theoretical approaches used to explore a broad
range of issues and topics related to language (in) education.  The
volume provides unique insights into current practices and new
frontiers for educational linguistics by bringing together
contributions from scholars who draw upon on established research
traditions while at the same time pushing their boundaries beyond the
confines of specific disciplines.  Each paper serves as a thought
provoking starting point for scholars and advanced graduate students
to contemplate directions and prospects for research that contributes
to linguistically appropriate and socially responsible education.



                        Nancy H. Hornberger


                        Francis M. Hult

1          Educational Linguistics: Working at a Crossroads

                        Constant Leung

2          Theme-based Research in the Transdisciplinary Field of
Educational Linguistics

                        Francis M. Hult

3          Methodology and Pedagogy in Educational Sociolinguistics:
Researching and Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Schools

                        Angela Creese

4          Discourse Issues in Cross-cultural Pragmatics: Educating
the Community

                        Diana Boxer

5          An Ethnopoetic Analysis of Interactional Competence: An
Instance of Educational Linguistics in Practice

            Doris Warriner

6          Employing Eye-tracking Technology in Researching the
Effectiveness of Recasts in CMC

Bryan Smith

7          The Educational Linguistics of Bilingual Deaf Education

Martina L. Carlson, Jill Morford, Barbara Shaffer,

and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox

8          Multiuser Digital Games as Sites for Research and Practice

Julie Sykes, Jonathon Reinhardt, and Steven L. Thorne

9          Envoi: Towards Responsible Language Educational Management

                        Bernard Spolsky


“This anthology is a testament to the vitality of Educational
Linguistics and its transdisciplinary, problem-posing approach.  With
chapters ranging from the ethnopoetics of oral narrative to the use of
eye-tracking technology to study recasts in CMC, this collection
extends the boundaries of educational linguistics in significant,
interesting, and innovative ways.  In so doing, it will inspire much
conversation about where this growing field is heading in the decades
to come.”

Professor Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA

“This edited collection provides us with a unique contribution as it
demonstrates the applicability of a varied repertoire of innovative
research methods to diverse language learning programs.”

Professor Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University, Israel

“This exciting collection includes original analyses of communicative
actions and interactions in multiple international and multimodal
settings to illustrate the promise of educational linguistics. A
must-read for all those curious about contemporary applied linguistic
scholarship and its pedagogical relevance.”

Professor Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University, USA

“Contributors to this volume have been in the vanguard of a bold,
transdisciplinary movement that has re-tuned and reinvigorated the
field of educational linguistics in ways that are uniquely suited to
contemporary research on language in education. The chapters make
challenging new research-theory-policy-practice connections and draw
on cutting edge research—a compelling read for both new and
established researchers.”

Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK


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