Directions in Applied Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Kaplan

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Paul Bruthiaux
Multilingual Matters, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 327 pages
The essays and research papers in this collection explore current issues in Language Education, English for Academic Purposes, Contrastive Discourse Analysis, and Language Policy and Planning, and outline promising directions for theory and practice in applied linguistics. The collection also honours the life-long contribution of Robert B. Kaplan to the field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Applied Linguistics Interdisciplinarity and Disparate Realities
12
Is Language Policy Applied Linguistics?
26
Introduction
39
Innovative Foreign Language
56
Research Perspectives
72
Introduction
87
Issues in Undergraduate
101
Ear Learners and Error in US College Writing
117
William Grabe
149
William G Eggington
223
Including Discourse in Language Planning Theory
255
Foreign Language Policy in Hungary
264
References
279
Biography and Publications
310
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Paul Bruthiaux, Dwight Atkinson, William G. Eggington, William Grabe and Vaidehi Ramanathan conducted their doctoral research at the University of Southern California in the 1980s and 1990s, with Robert B. Kaplan playing a significant role in their development as applied linguists. Now they have joined forces to co-edit a collection of essays and research papers that review current trends across the spectrum of applied linguistics and discuss their implications for the future the field.

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