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Author Pennycook, Alastair, 1957-

Title Critical applied linguistics : a critical introduction / Alastair Pennycock
Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2001


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Description xv, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction Critical Applied Linguistics -- Critical applied linguistic concerns -- Domains of Critical applied linguistics. Conclusion: Why critical applied linguistics? -- 2. The Politics of Knowledge -- Critical work and animosity to theory -- Knowledge of politics and the politics of knowledge. Conclusion: Outflanking Marx from the left -- 3. The Politics of Language -- Sociolinguistics and power -- Language planning and politics: The global spread of English -- Postcolonialism and resistance. Conclusion: Toward a postcolonial performative view of language -- 4. The Politics of Text -- Critical literacy -- Critical discourse analysis -- Ideology, discourse, truth, and power -- Critical language awareness and the genres of power -- Critical literacy and voice: The word and the world -- From Poststructuralism to Postlinguistics. Conclusion: Toward an Applied Postlinguistics -- 5. The Politics of Pedagogy -- Classrooms in context -- Structure, agency, determinism, and resistance -- Social and cultural reproduction in schooling -- Critical pedagogy -- Education, postmodernism, and ethics -- Toward a postcritical pedagogy -- 6. The Politics of Difference -- Difference, identity, and language learning -- Language, gender, sexuality, and difference -- Dealing with difference: Inclusivity, issues, and engagement. Conclusion: Embodied differences -- 7. Applied Linguistics With an Attitude -- Critical themes -- Guidelines for a critical praxis -- Critical applied postlinguistics, Postcritical applied linguistics, or applied linguistics with an attitude
Summary "Critical applied linguistics is a newly emergent approach to critical questions in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation, and other language-related domains. This book is the first accessible guide and introduction to this newly defined area of work. It provides a clear and critical overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in different domains. Although it reflects in part the author's own particular views, it also aims to help readers come to their own understanding of the central issues. Covering both critical theory - from postcolonialism to queer theory - and domains of practice, this book is organized around the following themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis English for academic purposes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and indexes
Subject Applied linguistics.
LC no. 2000056213
ISBN 0805837914 (alk. paper)
0805837922 (paperback: alk. paper)