Educational Linguistics

Responsible Design in Applied Linguistics: Theory and Practice

Authors: Weideman, Albert

  • Offers a unique systematic account of the discipline of applied linguistics
  • Provides a framework that enables both practicing and prospective applied linguists to interpret the history of the discipline
  • Offers a measure of the relative worth of various traditions in designing language assessments, language courses and language policies
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No mere history of applied linguistics, this volume presents a framework for interpreting the development of applied linguistics as a discipline. It offers a systematic account of how applied linguistics has developed, articulating the philosophical premises that have informed both its emergence and its subsequent growth. It asks questions that are seldom asked: Where does the discipline derive from? Where is it heading? What directions has it already taken? Which direction should it embrace in future? What is the relative worth of all of the variation in design and methods that have been developed by applied linguists? In defining applied linguistics as a discipline of design, it takes us beyond the diffuse and sometimes contradictory conventional definitions of the field. The framework of design principles it proposes not only helps to explain the historical development of applied linguistics, but also provides a potential justification for solutions to language problems. It presents us with nothing less than an emerging theory of applied linguistics.

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“This timely volume provides a cogent account of the major conceptual approaches in applied linguistics and language education over the last fifty years. It offers a well-grounded consideration of fundamental issues, reflections on perennial themes, and insights into possible future directions. With multiple recent examples from language education in South Africa and elsewhere, the discussion will appeal to all applied linguists, language teachers, and scholars in related disciplines who seek a comprehensive synthesis of the philosophies underlying language learning and instruction.  A welcome reference for any reader seeking to grasp of the evolution of the field.” (Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Foundations of a Discipline of Design

    Weideman, Albert

    Pages 1-10

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  • A Linguistic Explanation for the Foundations of Applied Linguistics

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    Pages 11-38

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  • An Inter-Disciplinary View of Applied Linguistics

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    Pages 39-51

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  • The Scientific Status of Applied Linguistics

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    Pages 53-74

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  • Applied Linguistics as a Discipline of Design

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    Pages 75-95

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responsible Design in Applied Linguistics: Theory and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41731-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41731-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41729-5
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 239
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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