Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist

The life histories of some applied linguists

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| Curtin University, Perth, Australia
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Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist contains narrative accounts of the lives of thirteen well-established applied linguists. Their professional autobiographies document the development of some of the key areas of applied linguistics – second, language acquisition, motivation, grammar, vocabulary, testing, second language writing, second language classroom research, practitioner research, English as a lingua franca, teacher cognition, and computer-assisted language learning. The book tells how these applied linguists grew into their areas of specialization. It will be of interest to any would-be applied linguist. The book also provides a readable overview of the whole field that will be of value to students of applied linguistics.
[Not in series, 203]  2016.  vi, 373 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Background to the Life Histories
Rod Ellis
1–12
A Professional Life: Teacher, Teacher Educator and Researcher
Rod Ellis
15–46
A Lexical Journey
I.S.P. Nation
47–58
Looking back on a lifetime in language testing
J.Charles Alderson
59–88
Sidesteps towards applied linguistics: In Search of a Career
Peter Skehan
89–118
From English Language Teaching to Psycholinguistics: A Story of Three Decades
Zoltán Dörnyei
119–136
My Story: It Was Always About Writing
Dana Ferris
137–154
A very peculiar practice
Ken Hyland
155–174
From Language Learner to Language Learning Researcher
Patsy M. Lightbown
175–212
A Career in Language Teacher Cognition
Simon Borg
213–230
Happenchance and Circumstance
Andy Kirkpatrick
231–252
The Road Travelled
Susan M. Gass
253–274
My Two Problems in Applied Linguistics
Carol A. Chapelle
275–300
Becoming an Applied Linguist and Teacher Educator: A ‘Brilliant’ Caree
Anne Burns
301–330
Conclusion: Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist and Doing Applied Linguistics
Rod Ellis
331–368
Index
369–373
“A fascinating read on so many levels! Ellis’ collection brings us into the personal and professional milieu that laid much of the foundation for what applied linguistics is today. In this book, we find captivating human stories and trajectories – many that parallel and intersect with our own – spanning decades and streaking the globe, from Australia to Zambia.”
“How did Paul Nation get interested in vocabulary, how did Zoltan Dörnyei develop his ideas about motivation and what made Anne Burns turn to Dynamic Systems Theory? Answers to these questions can be found in this book for which Rod Ellis contacted a group of leading applied linguists and asked them to write their story on how they got involved with Applied Linguistics, and in particular with the link between language teaching and applied linguistics. The 13 narratives present a fascinating picture of both the individual developmental paths and some general trends in the field. I’ll have my students read these life stories when they have to study the publications of these researchers on the one hand to be able to link their work with the larger picture and theories, on the other hand to show that all those famous people are primarily humans trying to find their way in life.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016021967 | Marc record