An Introduction to Applied Linguistics provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Divided into three sections covering: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and language skills and assessment, the third edition of this highly successful textbook provides:
• an introductory chapter which familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes;
• 17 chapters offering extended surveys of central elements of applied linguistics;
• two brand-new chapters on multilingualism and forensic linguistics;
• re-written chapters on psycholinguistics, language learners, reading and assessment;
• hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter, encouraging practical analysis and wider reading;
• revised and updated references for every chapter.
Co-edited by two leading international specialists, with its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy, as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.