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Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is all about using the results of language study in real life teaching.

Linguistics‏‎ is the formal study of language. When the results of these studies are applied to TEFL at the chalkface, then this is applied linguistics. It is a relatively recent science and began to come to prominence in the 1950s in Europe and the United States.

Generally speaking, applied linguists ask a number…

What is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the scientific and academic study of language. It tries to answer basic questions such as

What is language?
How is language represented in the mind?
How does language work?

The underlying goal of linguists is to discover the underlying rules of all languages; that is, the common elements which form a language.

Of course, the person who studies linguistics is…