Entry from British & World English dictionary
plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of linguistics concerned with practical applications of language studies, for example language teaching, translation, and speech therapy.
- Since applied linguistics is concerned with language problems as experienced in the real world, it might appear that the two areas of enquiry in effect converge into one.
- If applied linguists were to take these accounts more seriously, applied linguistics might contribute more directly to improving the human condition.
- While negotiating for meaning has become extensively studied, negotiating as a speech event remains a curiously under researched area in applied linguistics.
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