- Preface to the First Edition
- Procedural Notes
- Preface to the Second Edition
- Whence Applied Linguistics: The Twentieth Century
- Applied Linguistics: A Twenty-First-Century Discipline
- Research Approaches in Applied Linguistics
- Listening: Sources, Skills, and Strategies
- Reading in a Second Language
- Second Language Writing in English
- Integrating the Four Skills: Current and Historical Perspectives
- Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics
- Perspectives from Formal Linguistics on Second Language Acquisition
- Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative
- Language Learner Identities and Sociocultural Worlds
- Computational Models of Second Language Sentence Processing
- Second Language Acquisition: A Social Psychological Perspective
- Interactionist Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition
- Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition
- Applied Linguistics and the Neurobiology of Language
- Curriculum Development in Foreign Language Education: The Interface between Political and Professional Decisions
- Content-Based Second Language Instruction
- Bilingual Education
- Language Transfer and Cross Linguistic Studies: Relativism, Universalism, and the Native Language
- Language Uses in Professional Contexts
- Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals: From Static to Dynamic Models
- The Bilingual Lexicon
- Language Contact
- Pidgins and Creoles
- Language Spread and Its Study in the Twenty-First Century
- Language Shift and Language Revitalization
- Ecology of Languages
- Methodologies for Policy and Planning
- Unplanned Language Planning
- Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning
- Technology in Standardized Language Assessments
- Progress and New Directions in Technology for Automated Essay Evaluation
- Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- Research in Corpus Linguistics
- Where to from Here?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
Discourse analysis and applied linguistics is the essence of this article. Since their initial convergence in the 1970s, the relationship of discourse analysis and applied linguistics has been a fluid and multifaceted one, driven by a variety of theoretical perspectives across an increasingly diverse range of contexts. From its initial—and still largely central—focus on second language learning, applied linguistics is now more widely seen as relevant to any real-world, language-related problem that an interdisciplinary, as opposed to purely linguistic, approach can address. This article focuses on some of the varied contexts and strands of discourse analysis methodology as they have developed in applied linguistics. Discourse analysis initially converged with second language concerns in relation to a variety of subfields in applied linguistics, especially, communicative language teaching. Conversion analysis in applied linguistics is explained in details. The idea of language socialization followed by a discussion on spoken discourse concludes this article.
Linguistics, San Diego State University
Deborah Poole is an associate professor of applied linguistics at San Diego State University. Her research focuses on classroom interaction as related to pedagogy, literacy, and language socialization. Her publications include articles in Linguistics & Education, Reading Research Quarterly, Discourse Processes, and Language Learning. S he has also coauthored several ESL textbooks. She can be reached at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linguistics, San Diego State University
Betty Samraj is associate professor of linguistics at San Diego State University. Her research interests are in genre analysis and writing across the disciplines. Her publications include articles in journals such as English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and TEXT. She can be reached at http://email@example.com.
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