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Critical applied linguistics

Iyer, Radha, Kettle, Margaret, Luke, Allan, & Mills, Kathy A. (2014) Critical applied linguistics. In Leung, Constant & Street, Brian V. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to English Studies. Routledge, London, pp. 317-332.

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    Abstract

    This chapter provides a historical materialist review of the development of applied and critical linguistics and their extensions and applications to the fields of English Language studies. Following Bourdieu, we view intellectual fields and their affiliated discourses as constructed in relation to specific economic and political formations and sociocultural contexts. We therefore take ‘applied linguistics’, ‘critical language studies’ and ‘English language studies’ as fields in dynamic and contested formation and relationship. Our review focuses on three historical moments. In the postwar period, we describe the technologisation of linguistics – with the enlistment of linguistics in the applied fields of language planning, literacy education and second/foreign language teaching. We then turn to document the multinationalisation of English, which, we argue entails a rationalisation of English as a universal form of economic capital in globalised economic and cultural flows. We conclude by exploring scenarios for the displacement of English language studies as a major field by other emergent economic lingua franca (e.g., Mandarin, Spanish) and shifts in the economic and cultural nexus of control over English from an Anglo/American centre to East and West Asia.

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    ID Code: 52053
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Technologization of linguistics, Applied linguistics, English as a global language, Social, critical approach
    ISBN: 9780415676182
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge
    Deposited On: 20 Jul 2012 08:28
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2014 19:15

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