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applied linguistics

linguistic theory as applied to such fields as lexicography, psychology, the teaching of reading, the creation of orthographies, and especially language teaching.
the study of practical applications of linguistics, as to telephone engineering, data processing, and data retrieval.
Origin of applied linguistics
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for applied linguistics
  • Noted linguistics and teacher trainers have written this collection of articles on theoretical and applied linguistics.
  • However, these findings remain largely scattered in applied linguistics and cognitive and educational psychology.
  • In the framework of applied linguistics, generative transformational grammar is evaluated.

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