Some Definitions of Applied Linguistic

      

  •  The use of language-related research in a wide variety of fields, including language acquisition, language teaching, literacy, literary studies, gender studies, speech therapy, discourse analysis, censorship, workplace communication. Media studies, translation studies, lexicography, and forensic linguistics.

            (Richard Nordquist.Applied Linguistic. Retrieved from grammar.about.com on 12 March 2012)

  • “Applied linguistics is an area of work that deals with language use in professional settings, translation, speech pathology, literacy, and language education; and it is not merely the application of linguistic knowledge to such settings but is a semiautonomous and interdisciplinary . . . domain of work that draws on but is not dependent on areas such as sociology, education, anthropology, cultural studies, and psychology.” (Alastair Pennycook, Critical Applied Linguistics: A Critical Introduction. Routledge, 2001)

            (Retrieved from grammar.about.com on 12 March 2012)

  • The branch of linguistics concerned with practical applications of language studies, with particular emphasis on the communicative function of language, and including such professional practices as lexicography, terminology, general or technical translation, language teaching (general or specialized language, mother tongue or second language), writing, interpretation, and computer processing of language. (BTB Translation Bureau Canada)

             (Retrieved from homepage.ntlworld.com on 12 March 2012)

  • ‘applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of research and practice dealing with practical problems of language and communication that can be identified, analysed or solved by applying available theories, methods or results of Linguisticsor by developing new theoretical and methodological frameworks in linguistics to work on these problems’ (AILA International Association of Applied Linguistics)

           (Retrieved from homepage.ntlworld.com on 12 March 2012)

  • ‘Applied Linguistics (AL) provides the theoretical and descriptive foundations for the investigation and solution of language-related problems, especially those of language education (first-language, second-language and foreign-language teaching and learning), but also problems of translation and interpretation, lexicography, forensic linguistics and (perhaps) clinical linguistics.’ (Dick Hudson’s online survey of  BAAL British Association of Applied Linguistics members)

            (Retrieved from homepage.ntlworld.com on 12 March 2012)

  • Applied linguistics means taking language and language theories as the basis from which to elucidate how communication is actually carried out inreal life, to identify problematic or challenging issues involving languagein many different contexts, and to analyse them in order to draw outpractical insights and implications that are useful for the people in thosecontexts.

(Anne Burns, Profesor in the Faculty of Human Science, Macquarie University, Sydney )

           (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

  • Applied linguistics is any attempt to work with language in a critical andreflective way, with some ultimate practical goal in mind. This includes(amongst other things): deliberately trying to learn (or teach) a foreignlanguage or to develop your ability in your native language; overcoming alanguage impairment; translating from one language to another; editinga piece of writing in a linguistically thoughtful way.

(Phil Durrant, Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduati)

             (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

  • The term ‘applied linguistics’ refers to a broad range of activities which involve solving some language-related problem or addressing some language-related concern.

            (G. Richard Tucker. Applied Linguistic – Linguistic Society of America. Retrieved from lsadc.org/info/ling-fields-applied.cfm on 14 March 2012)

  • Applied linguistics’ (AL) is one of several academic disciplines focusing on how language is acquired and used in the modern world. It is a somewhat eclectic field that accommodates diverse theoretical approaches, and its interdisciplinary scope includes linguistic, psychological and educational topics.

(Zoltan Dörnye,Professor of Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingha)

           (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

  • Applied linguistics (AL) provides the theoretical and descriptive foundations for the investigation and solution of language-related problems, especially those of language education (first-language, second-language and foreign-language teaching and learning), but also problems of translation and interpretation, lexicography, forensic linguistics and (perhaps) clinical linguistics.

(Richard Hudson, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics,University College London)

          (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

  •  Applied linguistics is a broadly interdisciplinary field concerned with promoting our understanding of the role language plays inhuman life. At its centre are theoretical and empirical investigations of real-world issues in which language plays al eading role.

(Juliane House, Professor of Foreign Language Teaching, Universität Hamburg)

           (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

  • Applied linguistics is a discipline which explores the relations between theory and practice in language with particular reference to issues of language use.

(Dawn Knight, Research Associate, University of Nottingham)

            (What is about Linguistic.Retrieved from www.scribd.com on 12 March 2012)

The Scope of Applied Linguistic

An Illustration of the Scope of Applied Linguistics

taken from Kaplan (1980)

  1. The idea that AL is a mere application of the findings of linguistics to practical activities is clearly wrong.
  2. The idea that AL can be used interchangeably with foreign language teaching is clearly wrong.
  3. The idea that AL is only a practical field and it does not deal with theoretical issues is clearly wrong.
  4. Applied linguistics is neither a subordinate nor a superordinate to linguistics. That is, it is neither a subsection of linguistics nor linguistics itself.
  5. AL is a multidimensional, multifaceted, and multidiciplinary field which utilizes the findings of all theoretical and practical fields related to human life and analyzes, modifies, and then creates new ways of approaching language related topics.

(Retrieved from http://aua.am/academics/dep/hf_publications/3%20On%20the%20scope%20of%20Applied%20Linguisticsno%20biblio.pdf on 12 March 2012)

 

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