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Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFOL, ESL, CFL, Chinese teaching, & English Teaching: Books & Articles

This guide was created for members of HKUST Center for Language Education to help them find Library resources in the areas of Applied Linguistics, TSEOL, TEFOL, ESL, CFL, Chinese teaching, & English Teaching

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Specialist Encyclopedias, Dictionaries or Handbooks

  • Articles or short chapters with authoritative overviews & reviews of special topics
  • Good place to browse to get ideas for research questions Library subscribed & many online
  • Written by scholars and experts
  • Often provide useful references at end of articles or chapters

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Brooks, P., & Kempe, Vera. (2014). Encyclopedia of Language Development. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Brown, E., & Anderson, Anne. (2006). Encyclopedia of language & linguistics (2nd ed.). Oxford : Boston: Elsevier. (P29 .E48 2006 v. 1-14)

Doughty, C., & Long, Michael H. (2005). The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Blackwell Online Reference.

Gass, S., & Mackey, Alison. (2012). The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition. London: Routledge.(P118.2 R68 2012)

Chapelle, C. (2013) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley Online Library.


Language Dictionaries -with word origins

OED: Oxford English dictionary  [online]

辭源. (1991).商務書館香港有限公司. (PL1420 .C6 1991)

漢語大詞典&康熙字典.(2008). 中国学术期刊电子杂志社 (online resources)

象形字典 - (2010)




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