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UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA REA DE EDUCACIN PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIN- MENCIN INGLS APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Applied Linguistics
By: Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics
Definition and relationships with: Education Linguistics Psychology Psycholinguistics Sociology Sociolinguistics Pragmatics Ethnography Antropolgy

Prof. Julio Reyes

Whats Applied Linguistics?


It is an interdisciplinary field of study that identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real life problems. (Strevens, 1992)

It puts linguistic theories into practice in areas such as foreign language teaching, speech therapy, translation, and speech pathology. (Crystal, 1985)

Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is using what we know about language; how it is learned, and how it is used, in order to achieve some purpose or solve some problem in the real world.
Most suitable way for teaching, in terms of: What (content) How (way) Who (students) Why (need - reason) Where (level) When (time) Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Major Branches of Applied Linguistics:


Bilingualism and multilingualism Computer-mediated communication (CMC) Computer assisted language learning (CALL) Conversation analysis Language assessment Literacy (ability to make and communicate meaning through listening, speaking, reading and writing) Discourse analysis Language pedagogy Second language acquisition Language planning Forensic linguistics (legal linguistics, or language and the law) Translation

Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Academic Fields or Auxiliary Sciences of Applied Linguistics:


Education Linguistics Psychology Psycholinguistics Sociology Sociolinguistics Pragmatics Ethnography Anthropology

Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Is a language teacher an applied linguist?

YES
He has to find the most suitable way to teach his students, considering: Method /Approach Strategies Activities Learning styles Students needs Proficiency level And more
What method / approach, strategies and activities should I apply? I have to adapt my class to my students learning styles, needs and proficiency level.

Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Who else is an applied linguist?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) Speech and Language therapists Language teachers Translators Pedagogues Psycho-pedagogues Etc

Prof. Julio Reyes

Applied Linguistics

Some of the questions an applied linguist might ask:


How can languages best be learnt and taught? What factors (social, emotional, financial) affect language learning? How can technology be used to contribute to the effectiveness of language teaching/learning? What are the problems associated with language disorders? How can these be prevented?

How can these be solved?

Prof. Julio Reyes

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand (Confucius, 551 BC 479)