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Pennycook, Alastair – AILA Review, 2018
Any discussion of transdisciplinary applied linguistics needs to engage with three central questions. First, while "inter"disciplinarity may allow for disciplines to stay in place and engage with each other, "trans"disciplinarity implies a space beyond or above disciplines. As a result, we have to consider whether applied…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Language Research
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Kress, Gunther – AILA Review, 2015
This article imagines a tussle between Multimodality, focused on "modes," and Applied Linguistics (AL), based on "language." A Social Semiotic approach to MM treats "speech" and "writing" as modes with distinct affordances, and, as all modes, treats them as "partial" means of communication. The…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Applied Linguistics, Audiences, Writing (Composition)
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Mackey, Alison – AILA Review, 2014
Since its inception, the field of second language research has utilized methods from a number of areas, including general linguistics, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology and, recently, neuroscience and corpus linguistics. As the questions and objectives expand, researchers are increasingly pushing methodological boundaries to gain a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, Meta Analysis, Innovation
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Aronin, Larissa; Jessner, Ulrike – AILA Review, 2014
Research methodology is determined by theoretical approaches. This article discusses methods of multilingualism research in connection with theoretical developments in linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and education. Taking a brief glance at the past, the article starts with a discussion of an issue underlying the choice of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Research Methodology, Applied Linguistics, Trend Analysis
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Kramsch, Claire – AILA Review, 2014
This paper surveys the research methods and approaches used in the multidisciplinary field of applied language studies or language education over the last fourty years. Drawing on insights gained in psycho- and sociolinguistics, educational linguistics and linguistic anthropology with regard to language and culture, it is organized around five…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Educational Research, Second Language Instruction
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Darquennes, Jeroen – AILA Review, 2013
After a very broad description of what language policy and planning is about this paper presents an overview of some of the current preoccupations of researchers focusing on language policy and planning as one of the blooming fields of applied linguistics. The current issues in language policy and planning research that are dealt with include…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Language Research, Applied Linguistics
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Ravid, Dorit; Bar-On, Amalia; Dattner, Elitzur – AILA Review, 2013
Linguistics and Communication Disorders are considered two different disciplines by most students and scholars in both fields as well as by researchers working in other relevant fields such as psychology and education. However, most core disorders, disabilities and delays in communicative ability directly concern language, especially in…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Psychology, Language Impairments, Communication Disorders
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Wilton, Antje; Stegu, Martin – AILA Review, 2011
As applied linguistics is mainly concerned with solving the language-related problems of laypeople, the examination of folk views constitutes an important research field and its relevance is illustrated in this issue of the AILA review. In this introductory article, we address some of the more general aspects that need to be considered in the…
Descriptors: Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Language Attitudes
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Preston, Dennis R. – AILA Review, 2011
This paper deals with data gathering and interpretation in folk linguistics, but, as the parenthetical title suggests, it is not limited to any prejudged notion of what approaches or techniques might be most relevant to the wide variety of concerns encompassed by applied linguistics. In this article, the author conceives of folk linguistics…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Language Variation
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Paveau, Marie-Anne – AILA Review, 2011
This contribution discusses two issues: (a) it provides a definition and an analysis of the term "non-linguist", which is conceptualized as a non-discrete category on a continuum and as an activity rather than as a permanent status, and (b) it discusses the general value of folk linguistic theories, which should not, despite their potential…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Linguistic Theory, Folk Culture, Definitions
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Janicki, Karol – AILA Review, 2011
This article consists of two sections: in the first one, I discuss one of the most prevalent lay myths in the Western world with respect to communication and understanding, namely, the view that meaning resides in words and that it is transmitted from one language user to another in a conduit, as it were. In the second section, I refer to my own…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Misconceptions, Role, Communication Problems
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McKenzie, Robert M.; Osthus, Dietmar – AILA Review, 2011
Folk perceptions of language diversity often differ from the criteria laid out by linguists and have particular implications for applied/sociolinguists since the collective identification of language diversity largely determines the ways in which individuals regard the categorisation of their own (and others) linguistic uses as belonging to a…
Descriptors: Language Research, Language Variation, Applied Linguistics, Criticism
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Pasquale, Michael – AILA Review, 2011
What do students and teachers believe about the second language learning process? What if these beliefs are in conflict with each other or with prevailing applied linguistic theories? These are the types of questions that are investigated within folk linguistic research. Some researchers have taken a quantitative approach that relied on…
Descriptors: Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Second Language Learning
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Barcelona, Antonio – AILA Review, 2010
The article is a reflection on the various areas of cognitive linguistic research on metonymy that are of potential relevance for SLA. Three of them are particularly relevant: (1) research on metonymy-guided inferencing; (2) research on metonymy-based lexical polysemy, and (3) research on metonymy-based grammatical constructions. Of the three main…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Inferences, Learning Strategies
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Ellis, Rod – AILA Review, 2006
This article examines a variety of options for conducting investigations of the effects of interventionist form-focused instruction (FFI). Constructs related to three key areas of form-focussed instruction are presented; (1) the type of instruction, (2) the target of the instruction, and (3) the definition and measurement of "language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Research, Language Research
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