Applied Folk Linguistics

AILA Review, Volume 24

Antje Wilton | University of Siegen
Martin Stegu | Vienna University of Economics and Business
ISBN 9789027239969 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Within applied linguistics, a number of approaches consider the ideas that lay people have about language-related topics. Taking those ideas as a serious object of research is essentially what can be subsumed under the folk linguistics approach. This issue of the AILA Review connects the study of folk beliefs about language(s), language learning and communication to the field of applied linguistics. It discusses current research and studies addressing applied folk linguistic topics and their relevance for the understanding of people’s language-related everyday problems on the one hand and the practical application of those insights to such everyday problems on the other. The issue considers theoretical foundations, empirical methods and practical solutions derived from folk linguistic investigation. The contributions cover a wide range of thematic fields for which the study of folk beliefs is essential, among them language learning and teaching, language policy, language variation, multilingualism and diachronic developments in language assessment.
[AILA Review, 24] 2011.  iii, 115 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Bringing the ‘folk’ into applied linguistics: An introduction
Antje Wilton and Martin Stegu
Methods in (applied) folk linguistics: Getting into the minds of the folk
Dennis R. Preston
Do non-linguists practice linguistics? An anti-eliminative approach to folk theories
Marie-Anne Paveau
Linking past and present: A view of historical comments about language
Antje Wilton and Holger Wochele
Communication and understanding
Karol Janicki
First language acquisition and teaching
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Folk beliefs about second language learning and teaching
Michael Pasquale
That which We Call a Rose by any Other Name Would Sound as Sweet: Folk perceptions, status and language variation
Robert M. McKenzie and Dietmar Osthus
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Applied linguistics

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CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General