Mapping Applied Linguistics is far and away the best introduction to applied linguistics we have to date. But it is more than that. It is a major contribution to the very definition and foundations of the field. It will be viewed as a seminal book.
James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, US
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Welcome to the companion website for Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners. Here you'll find some extra resources to help you learn about, practice and teach applied linguistics.

We hope that you will contribute your own experiences of applied linguistics (as well as your feedback on the book). Share your thoughts and experiences with the community of applied linguists; we think we've got a lot to learn from each other!

Learning Resources

New contentDownloadable Activities, Tables & Figures: Helpful teaching tools

  • Flashcards: Memorise the key terms used in the book
  • Interactive map: Show us where you are in the world!
  • Featured practitioners:  Learn more about the five practitioners we feature in Chapter 14 by watching and reading interviews with them
  • Web links in chapters:  All the chapters of Mapping Applied Linguistics refer to websites where you can go to find examples or more information.  Here is an annotated list of these links, organised by chapter
  • Extra web links:  Explore a dynamic searchable list of annotated links to websites related to applied linguistics. We will update this list every time we find a website that may be of interest to applied linguists
  • Glossary and other downloads:  A page of free downloads including the glossary of key terms we wrote for Mapping Applied Linguistics, a more detailed version of Words as mental networks and a brief introduction to some of the main themes of Second language acquisition
  • Sample chapter: download chapter 1 of the textbook
  • Latest journal articles: Scan the most recent contents pages of journals publishing on applied linguistic topics and read the abstracts

The Authors

Christopher J. Hall

Chris Hall is a University Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Languages and Linguistics at York St John University in the UK, close to where he was born. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca and Second Language Acquisition, with particular emphasis on lexical development and use.  After obtaining his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in 1987, he worked for many years at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico, where he coordinated the MA programme in Second Language Teaching, chaired the Department of Languages and conducted research on multilingual vocabulary development. He is the author of Morphology and Mind (Routledge, 1992) and An Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Breaking the Language Spell (Continuum, 2005).

Patrick H. Smith

Patrick Smith is Associate Professor of Literacy/Biliteracy at The University of Texas at El Paso in the US. He conducts research, writes and teaches about the language and literacy practices of multilingual families, communities and schools, with emphasis on the literacies of Mexico and the US-Mexico borderlands. After obtaining his MA in TESOL at the School for International Training and PhD in Language, Reading & Culture at the University of Arizona, he taught applied linguistics for many years at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters published in English and Spanish, and is the co-author of Key Decisions in US History: A Participatory Approach (1997).

Rachel Wicaksono

Rachel Wicaksono is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for the MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at York St John University in the UK. She conducts research, writes and lectures in the areas of TESOL, English as a Lingua Franca, classroom language, mixed language group work and the internationalisation of UK universities. She is currently researching, with colleagues at York St John and Suzhou University of Science and Technology, teachers' attitudes to varieties of English. Rachel has taught, trained teachers, inspected and managed language (and technology) programmes and schools in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden and the UK.

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