Identity in Applied Linguistics Research provides a review of historical and contemporary work on identity and how it is configured by spoken and written language. No such survey currently exists in the market. The book is organised into six sections looking at different levels and groupings of investigation and considering different methodological and analytic approaches. Areas covered range from linguistic anthropological, sociolinguistic, social-psychological, sociocultural to rhetorical research. The book includes: -a theoretical and historical overview of the field; -consideration of studies which focus on individual identity, including clinical and forensic work; -a section on 'communities of practice', including social networking sites; -a section reviewing studies of speech/language communities including a consideration of 'Deaf' identity, -three chapters examining the nature of national and global identity. The book both surveys traditional and more contemporary areas of research interest and highlights the theoretical and practical implications of studying identity from various perspectives and disciplinary approaches. As such it is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate students and academics and practitioners working on issues of identity.