By Li Wei (ed.)
During this entire survey of the theories, equipment, and key findings inside utilized linguistics, scholars are brought to middle study questions and a few of the methods to tackling these.
- Provides a complete advent to this interdisciplinary box of analysis and perform, facing sensible problems with language and communication
- Takes a problem-solving procedure, introducing scholars to key study questions and guiding them during the quite a few methods of tackling these
- Features extra learn aids all through, together with bankruptcy outlines, studying ambitions, keywords, study questions and solutions, learn questions, and steered additional readings
- Enables scholars to spot every-day language and communique matters, and to attract all alone own experiences
- Edited via a number one determine within the box, heading up an skilled and interdisciplinary workforce of individuals from the well known division of utilized linguistics at Birkbeck collage, collage of London – leading to distinctive blend of data, talents, and power from students who train and learn together
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This offers a practical guide to different designs and methods in Applied Linguistics. Gorard, Stephen. 2013. Research Design: Creating Robust Approaches for the Social Sciences. London: SAGE. This offers a fresh look at the nature of research design, and presents a range of standard design models, as well as tips for real-life problems and compromises. Paltridge, Brian and Aek Phakiti. 2010. Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum. This is a useful one-volume guide for students.
2009. Contemporary Applied Linguistics, vol. 1: Language Teaching and Learning; vol. 2: Linguistics for the Real World. London: Continuum. These consist of 24 introductory chapters, showcasing cutting-edge research in Applied Linguistics. The contributors in the first volume present current research in areas such as multilingualism, language education, teacher–learner relationships and assessment. Chapters in the second volume present an overview of new and interdisciplinary fields such as language and economics, language and the law, language and religion, language and tourism, language and the media, and language and health.
However, we now know that the quantity of input is not the sole determining factor in children’s language development – the quality of input is equally or more important. What is worth pointing out is that, in BAMFLA, the bilingual or multilingual child is not two or three monolinguals in one. Apart from code-switching, research evidence shows that the languages being acquired also interact or interfere with each other. The interdependence between the developing languages can take the form of transfer (one feature of one language occurs in the other and results in atypical error patterns), acceleration and delay (one feature from one language is acquired earlier or later than expected because of the influence of another language).
Applied Linguistics by Li Wei (ed.)