ERIC Number: ED388094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Setting the Record Straight: Applied Linguistics and the Dispelling of Misconception.
An analysis of scholarly publications in applied linguistics focuses on the use of such publications as "dialogue" between applied linguists to promote social responsibility in the application of their work. A review of 40 citations representing 63 papers is presented and results are discussed. Common strategies found for dispelling misconceptions included argument, citation of literature, annotated bibliography, methodological refutation or criticism, improved translation from a historic document, clarification of legal reference, sentiment, coining of a term, claim of incomplete review of literature, and analogy. Common topics addressed included the whole language/phonics debate, the role of government and politics as an influence on applied linguistics, how to serve language minority students, gender and language, literacy, proficiency versus accuracy in second/foreign languages, topics in speech and hearing science (e.g., stuttering, aphasia), language death, language and perception of reality, and existence of language in species other than humans. All citations are listed. Contains four notes and six references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (17th, Long Beach, CA, March 25-28, 1995).