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  1. 1. What is?Applied Linguistics Dr. Hashim Noor
  2. 2. Try to think about these..questions before reading on • What is the difference between linguistics and applied linguistics? • When was the term first used? Dr. Hashim Noor
  3. 3. Try to think about these questions ..before reading on • What is the relation between language teaching and applied linguistics? • How can applied linguistics help in solving problems that arise in the area of language teaching? Dr. Hashim Noor
  4. 4. ...GENERAL POINTS• The term Applied Linguistics (AL) is an Anglo-American coinage.• It was founded first at the University of Edinburgh School of Applied Linguistics in 1956.• Then at the Center of Applied Linguistics in Washington D.C. in 1957. Dr. Hashim Noor
  5. 5. ...GENERAL POINTS• AL use was propagated by those who clearly wanted to be known as scientists and not as humanists.• AL in the past based itself mainly on the findings of theoretical linguistics especially in language teaching. Dr. Hashim Noor
  6. 6. ...GENERAL POINTSBy the time AL has been found tomake use of many sciences inlanguage teaching, like: linguistics,psychology, sociology, and education. Dr. Hashim Noor
  7. 7. GENERAL DEFINITION• AL is a field , the purpose of which is to investigate problems related to language and to put some practical steps to solve these problems. Dr. Hashim Noor
  8. 8. Corder 1974AL is the utilization of the knowledgeabout the nature of language achievedby linguistic research for theimprovement of the efficiency of somepractical task in which language is acentral component. Dr. Hashim Noor
  9. 9. Crystal 1985AL is a branch of linguistics where theprimary concern is the application oflinguistic theories, methods andfindings to the elucidation of languageproblems which have arisen in otherareas of experience. Dr. Hashim Noor
  10. 10. Richards et al. 1985AL covers two main points:2. The study of second and foreign language learning and teaching.3. The study of language and linguistics in relation to practical problems. Dr. Hashim Noor
  11. 11. Streven 1992 AL is a multidisciplinary approach to the solution of language-related problems. Dr. Hashim Noor
  12. 12. Norbert Schmitt, 2002Traditionally, the primaryconcern of AL hasbeen second languageacquisition theory, secondlanguage pedagogy and theinterface between the two Dr. Hashim Noor
  13. 13. :For further reading Please, refer to the course text-book A Course in Applied Linguistics) for EFL/ESL Arab Students). p. 13 Dr. Hashim Noor
  14. 14. In our next lecture,we‘ ll talk about .areas of AL Dr. Hashim Noor
  15. 15. Dr. Hashim Noor

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