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Introduction to Applied Linguistics


Module description

In this module we introduce some of the major areas of research in applied linguistics, and help you choose your options and make an informed choice for your research project. You will be able to develop your understanding of the theoretical, methodological and epistemological diversity in the field as well as key issues in current applied linguistic research. The module is team-taught, drawing on the expertise of staff in different fields of study.

Indicative syllabus

  • Introduction to applied linguistics
  • First language acquisition
  • Second and additional language acquisition
  • Language assessment
  • Language planning and policy
  • Linguistic landscape
  • Language in interaction
  • Language impairment and loss