Applied Language Typology: Applying typological insights in professional practice

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255 –278
Number of pages24
JournalLanguages in Contrast
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • applied language typology
  • law
  • language awareness
  • translation
  • witness memory
  • contrastive language studies
  • L2 acquisition
  • L2 teaching

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