This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. The book is organized into five parts: 1) perspectives on learning Spanish 2) issues and environments in Spanish teaching 3) Spanish in the professions 4) the discourses of Spanish and 5) social and political contexts for Spanish. The book’s all-inclusive coverage gives students the theoretical and sociocultural context for study in Hispanic applied linguistics while offering practical information on its application in the professional sector.

chapter |6 pages


ByManel Lacorte

part I|89 pages

Perspectives on Learning Spanish

chapter 1|16 pages

Sociocultural Perspectives

ByMarta Antón

chapter 2|19 pages

Perspectives on Spanish SLA From Pragmatics and Discourse

ByJ. César Félix-Brasdefer, Dale A. Koike

chapter 3|17 pages

Cognitive Approaches to Spanish SLA

ByCristina Sanz

chapter 4|17 pages

Generative Perspectives

ByJuana M. Liceras

chapter 5|18 pages

Sociolinguistic Perspectives

ByAndrew Lynch

part II|196 pages

Issues and Environments in Spanish Teaching

chapter 6|18 pages

Methodological Approaches and Realities

ByManel Lacorte

chapter 7|17 pages

Teacher Education

BySusana Pastor Cesteros, Manel Lacorte

chapter 8|16 pages

Spanish as a Heritage Language

ByMarta Fairclough

chapter 9|18 pages

Program Articulation and Management

ByGillian, Christina Isabelli-García

chapter 11|18 pages

Content-Based Programs and Spanish for the Professions

ByCarol A. Klee

chapter 12|19 pages

Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Throughout the Curriculum

ByKimberly A. Nance

chapter 13|17 pages

Toward Online and Hybrid Courses

ByIdoia Elola, Ana Oskoz

chapter 14|20 pages

Emerging Technological Contexts for Teaching Spanish

ByJulie M. Sykes

chapter 15|17 pages

The Assessment and Evaluation of Spanish

ByTeresa Bordón, Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro

chapter 16|18 pages

Critical Approaches to Teaching Spanish as a Local/Foreign Language

ByJennifer Leeman

part III|164 pages

Spanish in the Professions

chapter 17|18 pages


ByMiguel Á. Jiménez-Crespo

chapter 18|19 pages


ByLuis Cerezo

chapter 19|18 pages

Spanish Lexicography

ByAquilino Sánchez, Moisés Almela

chapter 20|21 pages

Computational Hispanic Linguistics

ByM Martí, Mariona Taulé

chapter 21|17 pages

Hispanic Corpus Linguistics

ByGuillermo Rojo

chapter 22|18 pages


ByErnesto Martín Peris, Jorge H. Cubillos

chapter 23|14 pages

Forensic Spanish

BySusan Berk-Seligson

chapter 24|18 pages

Spanish in the Health Professions

ByGlenn A. Martínez

chapter 25|19 pages

Special Educators and Spanish

ByRoberta Z. Lavine, Christine G. Goode

part IV|111 pages

The Discourses of Spanish

chapter 26|18 pages

Academic and Professional Discourse

ByAdriana Bolívar, Giovanni Parodi

chapter 27|18 pages

Discourse in Institutions

ByIsolda E. Carranza

chapter 28|17 pages

Media Discourse

ByIrene Fonte, Rodney Williamson

chapter 29|19 pages

Commercial Discourse

ByCarmen López Ferrero, Cristian González Arias

chapter 30|20 pages

Intercultural Communication Discourse

BySandra López-Rocha, Elisabeth Arévalo-Guerrero

chapter 31|17 pages

Politics and Discourse

ByElvira N. de Arnoux, Juan E. Bonnin

part V|90 pages

Social and Political Contexts for Spanish

chapter 32|17 pages

The Politics of Spanish in the World

ByLaura Villa, José del Valle

chapter 33|18 pages

Language Policy and Planning

Spanish in the US
ByReynaldo F. Macías

chapter 34|18 pages

Language Policy and Planning

Latin America
ByJuan C. Godenzzi, Inge Sichra

chapter 35|15 pages

Spanish Language and Migrations

ByFrancisco Moreno-Fernández

chapter 36|20 pages

Spanish and Hispanic Bilingualism

ByOfelia García, Ricardo Otheguy