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Gibbons, John

  1. Richard Powell

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0456

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Powell, R. 2012. Gibbons, John. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


John Gibbons (1946– ) is a major contributor to the fields of bilingualism and forensic linguistics. He is now semiretired in Australia, but his London roots still remain clearly detectable in his accent.


  • bilingualism;
  • language maintenance;
  • language and social interaction;
  • forensic linguistics;
  • language for specific purposes