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Introduction: applied linguistics in the contemporary world
ByJames Simpson
Pages 8

This Handbook is a reference work covering key topics in applied linguistics. Each chapter provides an accessible introductory overview of an area of the field. The book is intended for a diverse audience, but is firmly oriented towards newcomers: you, the reader, might be a researcher, a graduate student, an academic wanting to familiarize yourself with the field, or a indeed a language professional looking for a ‘way in’ to one of the many topics encompassed by applied linguistics.