Editor: Ahmar Mahboob and Naomi Knight
Date Of Publication: Sep 2008
QUESTIONING LINGUISTICS brings together different perspectives on language studies and applications into a single volume and allows readers to examine how linguists of diverse traditions study and use this expert knowledge of language. By doing so, this volume invites us to reconsider the nature and focus of the field of study and questions a number of current thoughts about language theory, application, and use. In effect, the nature of linguistics, linguistic theory, and languages are called into question, as are the methods that we as linguists may take for granted in our developed research traditions.
Scholars and researchers from within linguistics and beyond will find this volume both accessible and engaging, as it gathers the thoughts and opinions of experts in the field alongside new theorists in an open forum for discussion that diminishes the borders between these diverse threads.
AHMAR MAHBOOB is a lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of Sydney, Australia. He earned his PhD at Indiana University in 2003 and focused on the politics of English language teaching. Ahmar has published in the areas of additional language acquisition, additional language teaching and teacher education, issues surrounding minority languages in South Asia, language policy development, NNEST studies, pidgin and creole languages, pragmatics, and World Englishes.
NAOMI KNIGHT is a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at the University of Sydney, where she is working on conversational humour in the systemic functional linguistic framework and focusing on social affiliation and identity. Naomi specializes in conversation and discourse analysis, and has also published on semiotics and her work on ape language studies involving data of language-competent apes Kanzi and Panbanisha. Her research interests also include phonology, pragmatics and sociolinguistics.
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