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Handbook of Business Communication
Handbook of Business CommunicationIn spite of the day-to-day relevance of business communication, it remains underrepresented in standard handbooks and textbooks on applied linguistics. The present volume introduces readers to a wide variety of linguistic studies of business communication, ranging from traditional LSP approaches to contemporary discourse-based work, and from the micro-level of lexical choice to macro-level questions of language policy and culture.
Research Methods in Language Learning

Research Methods in Language LearningResearch Methods in Language LearningThis introduction to research methods is designed to help students of applied linguistics, education researchers, classroom teachers, and teachers in training understand and critique published studies in the field of language learning. The book is highly accessible and does not assume specialist or technical knowledge. It presents a balanced and objective view of a range of methods including formal experiments, introspective methods (diaries, logs, journals, and stimulated recall), interaction and transcript analysis, ethnography, and case studies. Other topics covered are elicitation techniques, program evaluation, and action research.

Trans-National English in Social Media Communities
Trans-National English in Social Media CommunitiesThis book explores the use of English within otherwise local-language conversations by two continental European social media communities. The analysis of these communities serves not only as a comparison of online language practices, but also as a close look at how globalization phenomena and ‘international English’ play out in the practices of everyday life in different non-English-speaking countries. The author concludes that the root of the distinctive practices in the two communities studied is the disparity between their language ideologies.
International Handbook of Modern Lexis and Lexicography
International Handbook of Modern Lexis and LexicographyIn recent years the focus in linguistics research has shifted from the investigation of syntax, phonology and logical semantics supported by intuitions and speculation, to a more hard-nosed analysis of words in text and speech, focusing on how words are actually used. As such, lexicography has moved from the periphery to the centre of language research. At the same time, lexicography itself is in transition from a highly traditional craft, to a new interdisciplinary science. This handbook contrasts traditional methods of lexicography with newly emerging electronic and corpus-driven approaches.
Language Socialization
Language SocializationThis volume addresses language socialization, the research area that focuses on the social, cultural and interactional contexts in which language and other knowledge are learned, both formally and informally. The volume offers: •An important 30-year retrospective of the roots and development of language socialization •Insights from a wide range of linguistic, ethnic, and geographical regions of the world •Views on language socialization as a lifelong process that takes place in various and multiple settings and over first and second/foreign languages •Approaches from different, complementary traditions and disciplines
Writing An Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

Bitchener - Writing An Applied Linguistics Thesis or DissertationBitchener - Writing An Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics.
Handbook of Language and Humor
Handbook of Language and HumorThe  Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor.