ERIC Number: ED435183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Applied Linguistics in 2000 and Beyond.
Ways in which the field of applied linguistics is evolving in the changing global context are examined. After a brief review of the field's history in the late twentieth century, and of the development of a number of related professional organizations, the emergence of applied linguistics as an interdisciplinary endeavor is discussed. Major areas of current interest are also explored, including innovative language education and assessment, the crafting of sensible approaches to linguistic diversity, policy and planning in language-related contexts, and language issues in business and the workplace. A look at future directions in applied linguistics focuses on the changing demographic, economic, and technological conditions with implications for work within the field. Contains 14 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Business Communication, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Planning, Language Research, Language Role, Language Tests, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Testing, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Remarks presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Los Angeles, CA, January 1999).