Required Reading

  • Simpson, James (Ed.) Handbook of Applied Linguistics. London: Routledge (in press).
A Reader, with selections taken from various canonical works in the field of Applied Linguistics, such as:
Austin, John. How to do things with words (1962)
Blommaert, Jan. Discourse (CUP 2005)
Davies, Alan. An Introduction to Applied Linguistics. From practice to theory. (Edinburgh UP, 1999 )
Ellis, Rod. The Study of Second Language Acquisition. (OUP 1994)
Fairclough, Norman. Language and Power (Longman 1989)
Fairclough, Norman. Language and globalization (Routledge, 2006)
Gee, James Paul. An introduction to discourse analysis. Theory and Method. (Routledge 1999)
Goffman, Ervin. Presentation of self in everyday life (Doubleday 1959); Interaction Ritual ( Pantheon 1967)
Gumperz, John. Discourse Strategies (CUP, 1982)
Hanks, William. Language and Communicative Practices (Westview P 1996)
Hutchby, Ian and Robin Wooffitt. Conversation Analysis (Polity Press 1999)
Kern, Richard. Literacy and Language Teaching (OUP 2000)
Kramsch, Claire. Language and Culture. (OUP 1998)
Kramsch, Claire (Ed.) Language socialization and language acquisition. Ecological perspectives. (Continuum 2002)
Lakoff, Robin. Talking Power. The politics of language. (Basic Books, 1990)
Lantolf, James. Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning (OUP, 2000)
Larsen-Freeman, Diane & Lynne Cameron. Complexity Theory and Language Learning. (OUP 2008)
Norton, Bonny. Identity and Language Learning. (Longman 2000)
Pavlenko, Aneta (Ed.) Bilingual Minds. Emotional experience, expression and representation. (Multilingual Matters, 2006).
Pennycook, Alastair. The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language. (Longman, 1994).
Rampton, Ben. Crossing. Language and Ethnicity among adolescents.(Longman, 1995)
Romaine, Susan. Bilingualism. (2d ed. Blackwell, 1995)
Seidlhofer, Barbara. Controversies in Applied Linguistics. (OUP, 2003)
Shohamy, Elana. The Power of Tests. A critical perspective on the uses of language tests. (Longman, 2001)
Tannen, Deborah. Conversational Style. Analyzing Talk among Friends. (Ablex, 1984)
Widdowson, Henry G. Explorations in Applied Linguistics. (OUP 1984)