What is Applied Linguistics?

Applied Linguistics addresses a broad range of real-life language-related issues by developing its own knowledge-base about language, its users and uses, and their underlying social and material conditions. This interdisciplinary field relates to education, psychology, communication research, anthropology, and sociology, among many others.

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