Li Wei's Applied Linguistics Review PDF

By Li Wei

ISBN-10: 3110222647

ISBN-13: 9783110222647

"The utilized Linguistics evaluate" is a peer reviewed annual book. It goals to compile new empirical and theoretical learn and function trying out flooring for the articulation of unique rules and methods within the research of real-world concerns within which language performs a vital function. Such concerns variety from elements of the linguistic and communicative competence of the person resembling bilingualism and multilingualism, first or moment language acquisition, literacy, language issues, to language and communique comparable difficulties in and among societies similar to linguistic discrimination, language clash, verbal exchange within the place of work, language coverage and language making plans.

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His discussion of spoken and written language in his definitive early text, Of Grammatology (Derrida 1976), together with the work of his mid-career on the linguistic pragmatics of the philosophers Austin and Searle (Derrida 1988), would alone provide a basis for claiming that Derrida was one of the most important theorists of language of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He addresses the specific issue of the relation of language and identity in several places in his work, particularly, as 24 Tim McNamara we shall see in this paper, in his writing about himself as a speaker of French, but also for example in his discussion of the linguistic and cultural identity of the German-Jewish poet Paul Celan as a speaker of German writing in German about the Holocaust (Derrida 2005).

Language endangerment and verbal hygiene: History, morality and politics. In A. Duchˆene & M. ), Discourses of Endangerment, 268–285. London: Continuum. Cameron, D. & D. Kulick. 2003. Language and sexuality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cixous, H. 2004. Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a young Jewish saint, trans. Beverley Bie Brahic. New York: Columbia University Press. Reading Derrida: Language, identity and violence 41 Derrida, J. 1976. Of grammatology. G. C. ). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Derrida and applied linguistics I have tried in this reading of the text to give a feeling for the richness, the complexity and the provocative quality of Derrida’s writing in relation to language. But how relevant is this work and the issues it raises to our concerns within applied linguistics? First, Derrida’s work contributes to the ongoing work of re-thinking our assumptions about ‘mother tongue’ within linguistics and applied linguistics. While the privileging of the native speaker is under considerable challenge, particularly in work on English as a lingua franca (Seidlhofer 2005, 2006, 2009; Seidlhofer et al.

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