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Applied Linguistics as Social Science : Advances in Applied Linguistics - Alison Sealey

Applied Linguistics as Social Science

Advances in Applied Linguistics

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Applied Linguistics as Social Science surveys the increasing dialogue between linguistics and social theory. The book shows how social theory, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics share a set of common concerns, and how an analysis of these to produce a social scientific account of applied linguistics helps to explain the interaction between social structures, human agents and language. Foreword . Introduction . Making connections: some key issues in social theory and applied linguistics . Sociology and ideas about language . Language as a cultural emergent property . Researching language learning: theories, evidence, claims . Social categories and theoretical descriptions . Social domain theory: interpreting intercultural communication . Language in the world: properties and powers . A social realist approach to research in applied linguistics

"This book addresses an important question for linguists and applied linguists... Not all applied linguists agree they are social scientists, but this detailed and wide-ranging book should persuade them of the risks of ignoring the sociological tradition, for it is full of detailed examples of theory and practice, carefully examined from both linguistic and sociological perspectives." Professor Christopher Brumfit, University of Southampton

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Making connections: some key issues in social theory and applied linguisticsp. 5
Sociology and ideas about languagep. 34
Language as a cultural emergent propertyp. 60
Researching language learning: theories, evidence, claimsp. 85
Social categories and theoretical descriptionsp. 107
Social domain theory: interpreting intercultural communicationp. 128
Language in the world: properties and powersp. 156
A social realist approach to research in applied linguisticsp. 183
Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780826455208
ISBN-10: 0826455204
Series: Advances in Applied Linguistics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 8th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.1  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1