Research borders and boundaries
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Research borders and boundaries book
As noted in many places in this book, there has been remarkably little work either in linguistics or in applied linguistics into speaking as a uniﬁed language faculty. Therefore, to a certain extent this book has needed to draw together work from different ﬁelds and at different levels within the skill of speaking to present a picture of research into speech. Any uniﬁed theory of speaking would need to both bring together, and demarcate itself clearly from, a number of interrelated academic disciplines, from pragmatics to corpus linguistics, from psycholinguistics to phonetics. Both of these are well-known and ﬂourishing areas in linguistics and each, along with a number of others, has something to say about speaking, even if they cannot provide a uniﬁed theory of spoken discourse in all contexts and domains.