publication . Article . 2011

A responsible agenda for applied linguistics: Confessions of a philosopher

Albert Weideman;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2011 Journal: Per Linguam, volume 23 (issn: 0259-2312, eissn: 2224-0012, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Stellenbosch University
Abstract
<p><em>When we undertake academic, disciplinary work, we rely on philosophical starting points. Several straightforward illustrations of this can be found in the history of applied linguistics. It is evident from the history of our field that various historically influential approaches to our discipline base themselves upon different academic confessions. This paper examines the effects of basing our applied linguistic work on the idea that applied linguistics is a discipline concerned with design. Such a characterisation does justice to both modernist and postmodernist emphases in applied linguistics. Conceptualisations of applied linguistics that came with the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Language and Literature, P, African languages and literature, PL8000-8844, Sociology, Epistemology, Communicative language teaching, Injustice, Applied linguistics, Linguistics, Fantasy, Quantitative linguistics, Discipline, Postmodernism, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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