Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty

| Northern Arizona University
ISBN 9789027207111 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Success in academia requires more than an understanding of discipline-specific literature and an ability to teach and do research. It is also necessary to develop an understanding of a range of professionally-oriented skills such as how to identify and apply to doctoral programs, how to make the most of conferences, how to achieve a semblance of work-life balance, and how to land a job. Unfortunately, however, training on such professional matters is often inconsistent and/or idiosyncratic. This book seeks to consolidate and demystify these critical and often-misunderstood aspects of professional development in the context of applied linguistics. Put another way, this book is an attempt at the text many of us wish we had as we began our graduate studies. Throughout the book, readers will find anecdotes and insights informed by individual authors’ first-hand experiences. The resulting tone across the volume is that of a meet-up with a trusted and thoughtful mentor. As readers “meet” with these mentors, it is the hope of this volume that their guidance will help move readers closer to realizing their professional goals in applied linguistics.
[Not in series, 229]  2020.  vi, 204 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. On the state of professional development in applied linguistics
Luke Plonsky
Chapter 2. Demystifying the process: Choosing, applying to, and getting accepted to a doctoral program in Applied linguistics
Ayşenur Sağdıç and Daniel R. Isbell
Chapter 3. Navigating graduate school and academia: Key questions and answers
Alison Mackey
Chapter 4. Making the most of your applied linguistics conference experience: Things to do before, during and after the event
Peter I. De Costa
Chapter 5. Towards achieving work-life balance in academia: Comments and personal essays from six applied linguists
Tove Larsson, Shawn Loewen, Rhonda Oliver, Miyuki Sasaki, Nicole Tracy-Ventura and Luke Plonsky
Chapter 6. Towards the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation
John Bitchener
Chapter 7. Navigating the academic job market
Avizia Long, Kristopher Kyle and Graham Crookes
Chapter 8. Handling interpersonal and departmental dynamics
Bryan Smith
Chapter 9. Reviewing manuscripts for academic journals
Rebecca Sachs
Chapter 10. Engaging with professional organizations
Heidi Byrnes
Chapter 11. Supervising doctoral students and managing the supervisor-supervisee relationship
Jean-Marc Dewaele
Chapter 12. Crossing over: Writing (and talking) for general (as compared to academic) audiences
Deborah Tannen
Chapter 13. Preparing for tenure & promotion
Kimberly L. Geeslin and Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
“A unique book that guides graduate students and early carer researchers through the pathways to professional success as academics in applied linguistics. Insightful and incisive, and full of practical advice from experienced mentors. A must-read for anyone who is seriously considering a career in academia.”
“This highly engaging edited volume cracks the code – or at least makes explicit – many of the unwritten norms and expectations of academia and the field of applied linguistics in particular. With wit, humor, and a bit of sarcasm, the authors and editor provide sound and sage practical advice for professional success from graduate school to tenure and beyond.”
“Plonsky has pulled together an amazingly useful book for a range of academic life milestones and activities. The book should be required reading in all graduate programs as individuals move along their academic paths.”
“This edited volume effectively fills the need it has set out to address; that is, to provide an accessible professional development resource for graduate students and early-career faculty members specifically geared towards applied linguistics. The editors and authors are very aware and up front about the context in which this book is situated – that much of this information is already available floating amongst peers, colleagues, advisors, and online resources, but not collected and curated in one place as an easily accessible resource. The value of gathering the breadth of advice and information into an edited handbook is apparent – one can imagine teachers and supervisors recommending this edited volume to their students or students finding this at their institution’s library.”
Subjects & Metadata


Applied linguistics
BIC Subject: JNZ – Study & learning skills: general
BISAC Subject: STU021000 – STUDY AIDS / Professional
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020014926 | Marc record