Candlin & Mynard ePublishing: encouraging, exploring, enabling
Concepts, Themes, and Thinkers Series
About the Series
For many of us we define our disciplines or our professional areas of work by highlighting key concepts and focal themes that seem to characterise them. Often, we link these with key writers, thinkers, agents that we know about, and whose work we admire. Taken together, these concepts, themes and thinkers become part of how we see our world of work.
If we want to explore these labels in more detail, however, that’s where things get a bit more difficult. Where would we go to look? Where would we get the information we need for practical action? How are the concepts, themes and thinkers linked together? How do they come together to map the fields of applied linguistics?
Candlin & Mynard’s Concepts, Themes and Thinkers series is designed to address these issues. It does so by linking key authors (the thinkers) with their own work (the concepts and themes) and that of others related to theirs, so as to explore and chart the field of applied linguistics. Like applied linguistics, the series is planned to be open, dynamic, always reinventing itself in the light of the need to respond to new challenges, new concepts and new themes.
Each book will
What are the main questions the books will address?
1. Surveying the concepts and themes
All of the books in this imaginative series provide concise, yet expert overviews of a particular area of the field. Like all the Candlin & Mynard books they are there to help readers explore, encourage and enable their thinking and practice.
Concepts and themes under consideration include:
Suggested structure of the books in the series
The books may follow a similar structure and including five distinct sections.
1. What is the map of _________?
This section provides readers with the key concepts, themes, definitions, and pen portraits of the prominent thinkers in this area. Its objective is to map and explore the area in a user friendly and accessible way.
2. Where is _______ placed in the field of applied linguistics?
This section gives an overview of how the area relates to applied linguistics in general, showing its connections to other disciplines and areas of professional practice
3. How does research in ______________relate to practice and how does practice impact on research??
This key section shows how the concepts and themes of _________ impact on practice and vice versa. Example case studies and practical applications will help identify and locate the concepts and themes in action, showing how readers can undertake their own inquiries
4. What are the emerging futures in __________?
This section identifies future and developing themes in the area, seen from the author’s perspective. New practices, new research, new connections are all the focus of this section, encouraging and enabling readers to make their own contributions to these developments.
5. How can we find out more about ________?
This section provides a selective and annotated set of resources to enable the reader to learn more about the area. Bibliography, resource links such as video content or associations and society websites will all fit in here, enabling readers and users of the books to become more involved and make their own contributions to exploration.
Prospective authors should contact the series editors giving a brief overview of their focus area. Depending on the scope, we will then provide a proposal form and solicit further details and sample material.