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Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning

Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning brings together new and original studies in the area of critical applied linguistics, language policy and planning, and language learning and teaching. The book, divided into three sections, first offers critical views on various aspects of language in society, ranging from the construction of national identity, language and justice, racial and identity issues in the ELT industry, to language in business discourse. It then reports on language policy in the school curriculum, language learning in tertiary education, and Aboriginal languages policy. In the third section, it addresses issues in language learning and teaching, such as the role of parents in literacy learning, multiple script literacy, and language learning and maintenance strategies.


Ahmar Mahboob teaches Linguistics at the University of Sydney. His research interests includes additional language teaching and teacher education, issues surrounding minority languages in South Asia, language policy development, NNEST studies, pidgin and creole languages, pragmatics, and World Englishes. Ahmar is the co-editor, with Naomi Knight, of the volume Questioning Linguistics (2008).

Caroline Lipovsky is a Lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney. Her major research interest is in self-presentation and impression management in job interviews, analysing the linguistic resources whereby candidates demonstrate their expertise, construct their professional identity, and build co-membership with their interviewers. Her most recent project sets out to identify and analyse the key linguistic features of résumés, exploring how job applicants write about their expertise, and share their professional identity with potential employers. She is also investigating, with Ahmar Mahboob, students' evaluations of their native and non-native speaking teachers in TESOL.

"This volume is a very welcome addition to the literature on applied linguistics research. It covers a broad range of topics, both comprehensively and thoroughly, and shows the wide range of research being carried out in this area in Australia. Many of the chapters take a critical perspective on their topics taking our thinking forward in many important ways, not just about what we do as researchers, but also what this research has to say about wider social and cultural issues. This book will be of interest to both newer and established researchers with an interest in what applied linguistics research can tell us about sites of professional practice as well as our broader social and cultural worlds."

- Brian Paltridge. Professor of TESOL, University of Sydney

Christina Gitsaki

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ISBN: 1-4438-1239-0

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-1239-9

Release Date: 2nd September 2009

Pages: 350

Price: £44.99

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