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ERIC Number: EJ1068774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1461-0213
Applied Linguistics in Asia: Pathways, Patterns and Predictions
Pakir, Anne
AILA Review, v17 p69-76 2004
This paper examines language trends in 21st century Asia and reports on the development of Applied Linguistics (AL) in the region. It has a dual focus: the first analyses the unique preoccupations of Asian and Asia-based applied linguists that have given rise to present research directions and preferences. These, however, seem to be not much recognized in the currently BANA dominated field. A second focal point considers the larger concerns and issues that might lead to future and different directions in AL scholarship once "proper applied linguistics"--currently originating in the West and dominating research directions--reorients and realigns itself to include these Asian research and findings. It can be predicted that with this realignment, AL will grow as a field of inquiry in leaps and bounds along with the imminent rise of Asia by the middle of the twenty first century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia