Applied linguistics is interdisciplinary branch of study. It addresses many language related practical issues. This module presented a detail account of applied linguistics (AL). The introduction and the overview has presented in the beginning. The difference between linguistics and applied linguistics has discussed in the module. The detail account of major branches of applied linguistics have discussed in the module. The major branches or areas of applied linguistics are second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, Language teaching and language testing and proficiency, corpus linguistic studies, lexicography and translation studies.
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS – APPLIED LINGUISTICS