Applied Linguistics in the Real World introduces readers to situations in which applied linguistics can be and is used. Presenting a panoramic view of the interdisciplinary area of applied linguistics and highlighting the diverse range of twenty-first century occupations that have linguistics at their center, this book:
- Describes, discusses, and furthers the idea that linguistic knowledge is useful everywhere—from forensic investigations to diplomatic talks; from disability studies to creative writing; and from translation studies to machine learning;
- Breaks new ground, expanding beyond well-established areas of applied-linguistic interest in its inclusion of disability studies, peace studies and the new literature;
- Provides readers with original research questions and practical applications for them to expand their own research portfolios.
Written in an accessible, direct style, Applied Linguistics in the Real World will be essential reading for all students of applied linguistics and is an important addition to the library of anyone who feels passionate and inspired by language matters.