Book Review :
Direction in Applied linguistics
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ISBN No. : 978-81-250-3655-5
Bruthiausc, Dwight Atkingson, William G.Eggington, William Grabe and Vaidehi Ramanathan
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Reviewed By : Mrs. Elizabeth Prakash Christian
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Published On : 21/12/2013
Published By : Orient Blackswan Private Ltd.
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Genre : Language

Review :

This book is divided into 5 parts Part-I Perspectives on Applied Linguistics has two chapters. Chapter one Applied Linguistics Interdisciplinary and Disparate Realistics is written Henry G. Widdownson. He searched for the conditions that would have to be met for applied linguistics to be a unitary field. He argues against interdisciplinary and in favour of a search for methodological consensus that might counteract diffuseness and promote conceptual unity with emphasis on applied linguistics. Chapter 2 Is language policy applied linguistics? is written by Bernard Spolsky. He reviews the development of the subfield of language policy and planning. Paradigmatic example of applied linguistics aims to unite all the fields of relevant to language education under his preferred label of educational linguistics. Part 2 Language Education includes 3 Chapters. Chapter 3 Sharing Community Languages. Utopian Dream or Realistic Vision is written by Michael Clyne. He argues that the sharing of community languages in deeply multicultural societies is no utopia but is a realistic policy aim with tangible benefits in extending cultural horizons promoting understanding and easing communication. Chapter 4 Documenting Curricular Reform. Innovative Foreign Language Education in Elementary School is written by Rocio Dominguez G.RichardTucher and Richard Donato. They described how one school district is experimenting with curricular reform for its K-5 Spanish as a Foreign Language program. They analysed some of the key factors involved in introducing curricular innovation. Chapter 5 Research perspective on Non-native English-Speaking Educators is written by Lia D.Kamni-Stein. He addresses the thorny question of the native/non-native speaker construct and its effect on perceptions of ESL/EFL teachers by the teachers themselves their students and program administrators. Part-3 English for Academic Purposes includes 4 Chapters. Introduction is given by Dwight Atkinson. Chapter six Reflections of a Blue Collar Linguist . Analysis of Written Discourse Classroom research and EAP pedagogy in written by Dana R.Ferris. The author narrates her personal journey from theory driven to practice-driven applied linguistic – chapter style might encourage stereotyping and make it more difficult for educators to spot and foster writing talent. Chapter 12 Functions of personal examples and narratives in L1 and L2 Academic Prose is written by Eli Hinkel. The author takes the output of L2 C second language writers of academic English will some extent reflect discourse conventions absorbed as part of their L1 education. Chapter thirteen Cross – cultural variation in classroom Turn taking practices is written by Deborah Poole. The author reviews studies of variation in the way teachers are international turns in second and foreign language classrooms across a range of socio-cultural contexts. She includes her review by offering recommendations for practical problem-solving. Part 5 Language Policy and planning consists of four chapters. Introduction is written by William G. Eggington. Chapter 14 Micro Language Planning is written Richard B. Baldaug Jr. The author reviews an extensive literature. He offers an integrated view of applied linguistics in which practice informs theory as least as converse. Chapter 15 The Englishization of Spanish in Mexico is written by Robert J. Baumgardner. The author illustrates the periods of conducting language policy with neither theoretical nor methodological expertise. Chapter 16 Including Discourage in language planning Theory is written by Joseph W Bianco. The author argues that language policy and planning professionals must move beyond analysing language behaviour in purely correlational socio-linguistic terms before proposing more advantageous alternatives. Chapter 17 World –Language: Foreign Language Policy in Hungary is written by Peter Medgyes. The writer provides an illustration by describing the national and historical background. This chapter presents the clearest view of the practicalities of decision-making in matters of language use. This book is a collection of essays and research papers which explores current issues. This book will serve an excellent text for an introductory courses in applied linguistics or as an additional text in courses in educational linguistics language policy and planning. But it has one negative points that is there are different authors for each chapters and each parts.

Reference :

A book Direction in Applied linguistics written by Paul Bruthiausc Dwight Atkingson William G.Eggington William Grabe and Vaidehi Ramanathan(2009) Orient Blackswan Private Ltd.(ISBN. 978-81-250-3655-5).

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