linguistic theory as applied to such fields as lexicography, psychology, the teaching of reading, the creation of orthographies, and especially language teaching.
the study of practical applications of linguistics, as to telephone engineering, data processing, and data retrieval.
Words nearby applied linguistics
Origin of applied linguistics
First recorded in 1955–60
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