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  Linguistics in SIL
Linguistics in SIL focuses on researching undocumented minority languages, training field linguists, and providing resources to assist in linguistic data collection and analysis.
The linguistics courses offered are both theoretical and applied, but with a focus on applied.
SIL produces resources to help fieldworkers and researchers carry out their linguistic analyses; these include textbooks, reference material, software and fonts.
www.sil.org /linguistics   (102 words)

  Applied linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Applied linguistics is the branch of linguistics concerned with using linguistic theory to address real-world problems.
The current field is a cross-disciplinary mix of departments primarily from linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and education.
The field of applied linguistics first concerned itself with second language acquisition, in particular errors and contrastive analysis, in the 1950s and 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Applied_linguistics   (564 words)

 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Applied linguistics focuses upon the development of policy and professional practice in a range of language-related areas.
Drawing on general linguistics as well as areas such as anthropology, sociology and psychology, applied linguistics examines issues such as second language acquisition, language curriculum design and methodology, language testing and assessment, speech pathology and language use in the community.
The prerequisite for certain second/third-year subjects in linguistics and applied linguistics is the completion of a specified first-year subject in linguistics and applied linguistics, normally 175-105 Introduction to Language.
www.unimelb.edu.au /HB/areas/ALING.html   (1225 words)

 School of Languages, Linguistics & Culture: Applied Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Culture specialises in research into various aspects of language use and language functions in both the individual and society at large.
The main courses taught are the MAs in Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism and Translation Studies, and the BA in Linguistics and Languages (BALL).
Applied Linguistics is committed to an ongoing programme of technological innovation, and teaching and research which make extensive use of a Sophisticated information technology base.
www.bbk.ac.uk /llc/al   (195 words)

 Who Needs Applied Linguistics?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unfortunately, most members of applied linguistics culture occupy positions where there is little social congruence between their activities and the everyday experience of their counterparts (for whom they write) in the EFL classroom.
Applied linguistics too often ignores the circumstantial peculiarities of classrooms, individual students and the uniqueness and complexity of their local situation.
It is in avoiding such limitations that applied linguistics has its greatest validity; it serves to awaken the teacher to the enormous variety of language use and the wide range of alternatives for classroom activities.
www-writing.berkeley.edu /TESL-EJ/ej05/f1.html   (2787 words)

 Linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and linguistic anthropology are social sciences that consider the interactions between linguistics and society as a whole.
Applications of computational linguistics in machine translation, computer-assisted translation, and natural language processing are extremely fruitful areas of applied linguistics which have come to the forefront in recent years with increasing computing power.
Linguists working in Optimality Theory state generalizations in terms of violable rules, which is a greater departure from mainstream linguistics, and linguists working in various kinds of functional grammar and Cognitive Linguistics tend to stress the non-autonomy of linguistic knowledge and the non-universality of linguistic structures, thus departing importantly from the Chomskian paradigm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linguistics   (3219 words)

 Applied Linguistics: Institute Faculty Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lantolf was co-editor of Applied Linguistics from 1995 to 2000 and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Linguistics, The Modern Language Journal, Spanish in Context, and Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.
Michael McCarthy is professor emeritus of applied linguistics at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), adjunct professor of applied linguistics at Penn State, and adjunct professor of applied linguistics at the University of Limerick (Ireland).
Her current interests and research in the field of applied linguistics are in critical language testing, language policy, academic achievements of immigrants in schools, the linguistic landscape, and a variety of issues related to the political and social dimensions of language in multilingual societies.
www.outreach.psu.edu /C&I/AppliedLinguistics/faculty/default.asp?WhichPage=Biographies   (3768 words)

 TTU Applied Linguistics Program
APPLIED LINGUISTICS uses the findings of education, linguistics, psychology, and related sciences to identify and address language-related problems, especially those pertaining to the acquisition and teaching of second languages.
Applied linguists carry out research in teacher education, design and development of instructional materials, testing and evaluation, and uses of technology in language learning, among other things.
Idoia Elola, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2005), she holds degrees in English Philology (Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco), Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and Second Language Acquistion (University of Iowa).
www.languages.ttu.edu /linguistics   (2968 words)

 Flinders University: Major sequences
Applied Linguistics is concerned with the practical issues of language: acquisition of second or foreign languages, language teaching, language policy, multilingualism, cross-cultural communication, maintenance of languages, and assessment and treatment of language difficulties.
Applied Linguistics provides students with a firm foundation in the core theoretical and practical concerns of Applied Linguistics that are central to Language Education and Planning, Second Language Acquisition and Cross-Cultural Communication.
The Applied Linguistics major is concerned with the practical applications of Linguistics, the scientific study of human language.
www.flinders.edu.au /courses/ugrad/majors/ling.htm   (362 words)

 2002-2003 Program Requirements - Applied Linguistics and TESL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A total of eight units of 500-series courses may be applied toward the 10 courses required by the department for the M.A.; however, only four of those units may be used to fulfill the University's nine-course minimum requirement for the degree.
Once students complete the thesis proposal, they enroll in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language 598, which is conducted as an independent tutorial with the master's thesis committee chair as mentor until the thesis is completed, typically the end of the second year.
Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language 400 is a seminar in which M.A. candidates present and defend the results of their thesis research.
www.gdnet.ucla.edu /gasaa/pgmrq0203/mappling.asp   (1660 words)

 Linguistics and English Language : University of Sussex
The department also offers an MA in Applied Linguistics, an MRes in Linguistic methods as well as supervision of research degrees in a wide range of descriptive, theoretical and applied areas.
Linguistics and English Language has a tradition of excellence both in its teaching and in its research.
The Department of Linguistics and English Language is part of the School of Humanities.
www.sussex.ac.uk /linguistics   (401 words)

 MA in Applied Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Department of Linguistics and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria propose to offer a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics degree to interface between the long-established BA in Applied Linguistics and the existing PhD in Linguistics with specialization in Applied Linguistics.
The Committee found Linguistics programs "excellent," describing the research of its members as "a national treasure" and as "something the whole country can take pride in." The Committee recommended, in particular, that "a new program designated specifically as a Master's in Applied Linguistics be developed," and that fresh resources be dedicated to Applied Linguistics.
Applied linguistics includes a wide range of issues and concerns that involve the application of knowledge about language and how it is acquired and used to solve real world problems.
web.uvic.ca /humanities/documents/linguisticsMA.htm   (7307 words)

 DBU - GIAL - Applied Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In partnership with the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) Dallas Baptist University provides an Applied Linguistics Program through which undergraduate students may include GIAL foundational courses as a minor in their degree plan or as a concentration in their interdisciplinary major.
Once a student has been accepted into the Applied Linguistics Program, he or she may register at DBU for the courses, which are offered in two time frames: summer/fall and spring/summer.
Prior to applying for a Linguistics minor, a student must complete ENGL 1301, 1302, and either 2301 or 2302 as well as completing 60 semester hours while maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
www.dbu.edu /special_programs/applied_linguistics.asp   (410 words)

 UVic Calendar: BA in Applied Linguistics
The BA in Applied Linguistics prepares students for teaching English as a second language in many foreign countries and in Canadian programs outside the public school system.
The BA in Applied Linguistics does not qualify students to teach in the schools of British Columbia.
In addition to the requirements for the Major, students intending to pursue an Honours degree in Applied Linguistics must present LING 410B, 441 and 499 for a total of 21 units of upper-level courses.
web.uvic.ca /calendar2006/FACS/FoHu/DoLi/BiApL.html   (236 words)

 Language Log: Myopia in applied linguistics
If this book claiming to present the directions of applied linguistics accurately represents what it says in its title, the field hasn't expanded its horizons and scope much in the past three decades.
The third goal of the founders of AAAL (expanding the scope of applied linguistics) appears to be meeting the same fate as the second goal (reducing the distance between applied and theoretical linguistics).
But somehow this doesn't seem to fall under the aegis of applied linguistics these days, at least as far as most applied linguists are concerned.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/003056.html   (755 words)

 Oxford Journals | Humanities | Applied Linguistics | About the Journal
Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems.
It promotes principled and multidisciplinary approaches to research on language-related concerns in the various fields encompassed by applied linguistics.
The journal is keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses, and welcomes contributions which critically reflect on current practices in applied linguistic research.
www.oxfordjournals.org /applij/about.html   (132 words)

 TTU Applied Linguistics Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Applied Linguistics Division provides a major service to Texas Tech in the testing, evaluation, and training of international and other graduate assistants and faculty for whom English is not their native tongue.
Applied Linguistics study and research is facilitated by one of the largest and finest sate-of-the-art audio language labs in the world.
The Applied Linguistics faculty and students will be using this facility to pilot the instructional and research use of the new 30-station facility.
www.depts.ttu.edu /classic_modern/undrgrad/linguistics/linguistics.htm   (859 words)

 Teacher Discussion Forums :: View topic - Differences between Applied Linguistics & Linguistics
Another matter of controversy concerns the brand of linguistics that should inform the activities of applied linguists (there follows a short discussion of "creativity" a la Chomsky, versus processes of e.g.
I believe that a theory of ("language" in) mind and society/social-developmental processes - as supplied by "Cognitive" Linguistics - is an interesting corollary to, but no replacement for an empirical understanding of the (English) language as (attested) fact: the forms themselves are more or less arbitrary, but there is a systematicity in their use.
Applied Linguistics, on the other hand, concerned theories of second language acquisition and a history of the methodologies (it was just an option and only skimmed the surface), which was much more relevant.
www.eslcafe.com /forums/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=2756   (1252 words)

 Applied Linguistics Association New Zealand
The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) is the New Zealand affiliate of AILA (The International Association of Applied Linguistics).
Membership of the association provides access to a network of individuals interested and active in applied linguistics research; occasional research seminars are held and an annual research symposium.
The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand was formed in 1993 and held its first AGM on Friday 13th May, 1994.
www.vuw.ac.nz /lals/about/alanz/alanz.html   (740 words)

 The Handbook of Applied Linguistics - Book Information
The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of Applied Linguistics.
Presents applied linguistics as an independent discipline that unifies practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use.
Alan Davies is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /book.asp?ref=0631228993   (536 words)

 MA in Applied Linguistics
The MA in Applied Linguistics is intended for experienced teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional and academic standing.
Students look at issues of language in society, focusing on the linguistic and political implications of language variation and languages in contact.
In addition, students select one option from the range on offer and apply what they have learned to a small research project.
www.cels.bham.ac.uk /prospectus/inhouseMA/ma_in_applied_linguistics.htm   (415 words)

 Applied Linguistics books, Applied Linguistics resources
Areas covered include: linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisition research, the nature of applied linguistics itself.
Draws upon linguistic, psychological, philosophical, and sociolinguistic principles and uses practical examples from second, foreign, and mother tongue teaching.
Demonstrates the extent and importance of language play in human life, and draws out the implications for applied linguistics and language teaching.
www.englishjobmaze.com /bookstore/b-fsbt-appl.htm   (710 words)

 Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics
University of Cambridge > Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics
RCEAL is a freestanding department of the University of Cambridge, located in the Faculty of English.
Its 9 staff and 33 graduate students pursue an interdisciplinary and theoretically-based approach to English and Applied Linguistics.
www.rceal.cam.ac.uk   (115 words)

 TESL/AL Faculty
Carol A. Chapelle, Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics, is President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and former editor of TESOL Quarterly.
She teaches courses in applied linguistics at Iowa State University and has taught in Arizona, Hawai'i, Spain, and Canada.
Viviana Cortes is Assistant Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics and teaches graduate courses in English grammar and academic writing for ESL students.
www.iastate.edu /~apling/faculty.html   (990 words)

 Applied Linguistics: Welcome
Those of you who attended the first institute will notice some familiar faces among the faculty, but you will also notice many new additions to what is an impressive cadre of internationally recognized applied linguistics scholars.
As the head of the Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS), I am pleased that you are considering the 2005 Penn State Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics.
LALS offers a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and supports Ph.D. options in applied linguistics in the departments of French, German, Psychology, and Spanish.
outreach.psu.edu /cnf/AppliedLinguistics/default.asp?WhichPage=Welcome   (762 words)

 University Graduate School 2004-2005 Online Bulletin: TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Master of Arts in Linguistics with a concentration in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics with a concentration in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (degree offered by Linguistics), and Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
T510 Applied Traditional and Structural English Grammar (3 cr.) An examination of pregenerative treatments of English grammar with emphasis on their pedagogical application in the teaching of English as a second language.
Applications of those theories to areas of special interest to applied linguistics including native speaker-nonnative speaker interaction, nonnative speaker conversation, classroom discourse, and analysis of language in professional settings.
www.indiana.edu /~bulletin/iub/grad/2004-2005/tesol.html   (1568 words)

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