Introduction: Language in the globalized world; 1. Multilingualism, gender and globalisation (Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, USA & Ingrid Pillar, University of Sydney, Australia); 2. Language and economy (Florian Coulmas, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo); 3. Linguistic diversity, biodiversity and poverty (Suzanne Romaine, University of Oxford, UK); 4. Discourse in organisations and workplace (Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Uppsala University, Sweden); 5. Multimodal discourses (Gu Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China); 6. Language and culture (Nick Enfield, UCLA, USA); 7. Language in legal contexts/forensic linguistics (John Gibbons, University of New South Wales, Australia); 8. Translation and politics (Christina Schaeffner, Aston University, UK); 9. Religious language management (Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel); 10. Language and the Brain (Marjorie Lorch, Birbeck College University of London, UK); 11. Clinical linguistics (Martin Ball, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA and Nicole Mueller, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA); 12. Sign linguistics, sign language learning and sign bilingualism (Gary Morgan, University College London, UK and Bencie Woll, University College London, UK).
Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birbeck, University of London, UK. Vivian Cook is Professor Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, UK.
"These volumes take their mission seriously: to build the future of applied linguistics, grounded in language but with a broad concern for real-world issues. The volumes make for rewarding reading and demonstrate the continuing and renewed relevance of applied linguistics."--Sanford Lakoff