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Applied Linguistics

In this subdiscipline: 11,830 papers

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Applied linguistics is a field of study that identifies and investigates real-life, language-related problems. Language education and linguistics are two common academic fields related to applied linguistics.

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  1. This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book outlines second language acquisition, the study of the way in which people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to…
  2. The spread of English as the international lingua franca (ELF), like other aspects of globalization, calls for a reconsideration of conventional ways of thinking. This book argues that ELF needs to be understood as an entirely natural use of…
  3. Cognitive Linguistics argues that language is governed by general cognitive principles, rather than by a special-purpose language module. This introductory textbook surveys the field of cognitive linguistics as a distinct area of study, presenting…
  4. Beginning in the mid-fifties and emanating largely form MIT, and approach was developed to linguistic theory and to the study of the structure of particular languages that diverges in many respects from modern linguistics. Although this approach is…
  5. (from the preface) This book is organized in the following way. Part I opens with an introductory chapter, Chapter One, in which background assumptions are briefly sketched. In Chapter Two of Part I our major conclusions with respect to phonological…
  6. Generative Lexicon is a theory of linguistic semantics that focuses on the distributed nature of compositionality in natural language. Unlike purely verb-based approaches to compositionality, Generative Lexicon (GL) attempts to spread the semantic…

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