An Introduction to Applied Linguistics. From Practice to Theory
This series of single-author volumes published by Edinburgh University Press takes
a contemporary view of applied linguistics. The intention is to make provision for
the wide range of interests in contemporary applied linguistics which are pro vided
for at the Master’s level.
The expansion of Master’s postgraduate courses in recent years has had two effects:
1. What began almost half a century ago as a wholly cross-disciplinary subject has
found a measure of coherence so that now most training courses in Applied
Linguistics have similar core content.
2. At the same time the range of specialisms has grown, as in any developing
discipline. Training courses (and professional needs) vary in the extent to
which these specialisms are included and taught.