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Pennycook, Alastair – AILA Review, 2018
Any discussion of transdisciplinary applied linguistics needs to engage with three central questions. First, while "inter"disciplinarity may allow for disciplines to stay in place and engage with each other, "trans"disciplinarity implies a space beyond or above disciplines. As a result, we have to consider whether applied…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Language Research
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Jaspers, Jürgen – AILA Review, 2016
In "Voices of Modernity," Richard Bauman and Charles Briggs write their grand overview of the birth and maturation of modernity. Bauman and Briggs understand modernity as a discursive construction that opposes traditional and modern developments, ways of being, and modes of understanding. Central in this narrative project of modernity…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Theories, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Hernández-Campoy, Juan Manuel – AILA Review, 2014
The development of Sociolinguistics has been qualitatively and quantitatively outstanding within Linguistic Science since its beginning in the 1950s, with a steady growth in both theoretical and methodological developments as well as in its interdisciplinary directions within the spectrum of language and society. Field methods in sociolinguistic…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Sociolinguistics, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Aronin, Larissa; Jessner, Ulrike – AILA Review, 2014
Research methodology is determined by theoretical approaches. This article discusses methods of multilingualism research in connection with theoretical developments in linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and education. Taking a brief glance at the past, the article starts with a discussion of an issue underlying the choice of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Research Methodology, Applied Linguistics, Trend Analysis
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Kramsch, Claire – AILA Review, 2014
This paper surveys the research methods and approaches used in the multidisciplinary field of applied language studies or language education over the last fourty years. Drawing on insights gained in psycho- and sociolinguistics, educational linguistics and linguistic anthropology with regard to language and culture, it is organized around five…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Educational Research, Second Language Instruction
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McKenzie, Robert M.; Osthus, Dietmar – AILA Review, 2011
Folk perceptions of language diversity often differ from the criteria laid out by linguists and have particular implications for applied/sociolinguists since the collective identification of language diversity largely determines the ways in which individuals regard the categorisation of their own (and others) linguistic uses as belonging to a…
Descriptors: Language Research, Language Variation, Applied Linguistics, Criticism
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de Bot, Kees – AILA Review, 2004
In this contribution developments in Applied Linguistics in Europe are linked to major social changes that have taken place over the last decades. These include: The decline of the USSR and the end of the cold war; The development of the EEC and the EU and fading of borders; The economic growth of Western Europe; Labor migration from the south to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Change, Language Research
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Makoni, Sinfree; Meinhof, Ulrike H. – AILA Review, 2004
The aim of this article is to analyze the nature of the historical and contemporary social contexts within which applied linguistics in Africa emerged, and is currently practiced. The article examines the challenges "local" applied Linguistics in Africa is confronted with as it tries to amplify applied linguistic programs emanating from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Environment, Educational Practices