Applied Language Typology: Applying typological insights in professional practice

Filipovic, Luna (2017) Applied Language Typology: Applying typological insights in professional practice. Languages in Contrast, 17 (2). 255 –278. ISSN 1387-6759

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In this paper we introduce and outline a new research area, Applied Language Typology (ALT). ALT builds on fundamental typological findings in morphology, syntax and semantics. ALT examines the attested and potential practical consequences of these contrasts for different professional contexts of communication, such as translation, the law and second language learning and teaching. We propose three general organising principles that underlie ALT, illustrating how these principles enable us to identify exact points of language contrasts that result in significant practical difficulty, and we suggest future directions in ALT research for the benefit of academics and language practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: applied language typology,law,language awareness,translation,witness memory,contrastive language studies,l2 acquisition,l2 teaching
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 00:05
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:44
DOI: 10.1075/lic.17.2.05fil


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