applied linguistics

  1. linguistic theory as applied to such fields as lexicography, psychology, the teaching of reading, the creation of orthographies, and especially language teaching.

  2. the study of practical applications of linguistics, as to telephone engineering, data processing, and data retrieval.

Origin of applied linguistics

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby applied linguistics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023