Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sub-discipline of Applied Linguistics

Computational Linguistics -  interdisciplinary field dealing with the statistical and/or rule-based modeling of natural languagefrom a computational perspective.

Forensic Linguistics - is the application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to the forensic context of law, crime investigation, trial, and judicial procedure.

Internet Linguistics - It studies new language styles and forms that have arisen under the influence of the Internet and other New Media, such as Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging.

Language Acquisition - the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive, produce and use words to understand and communicate.

Language Assessment - focuses on the assessment of first, second or other language in the school, college, or university context; assessment of language use in the workplace; and assessment of language in the immigration, citizenship, and asylum contexts.

Language Development - a process starting early in human life, when a person begins to acquire language by learning it as it is spoken and by mimicry. 

Language Education - is the teaching and learning of a language. It can include improving a learner's mastery of her or his native language, but the term is more commonly used with regard to second language acquisition, which means the learning of a foreign or second language.

Language Prescription - normative practices on such aspects of language use as spelling, grammar, and syntax. It includes judgments on what usages are socially proper and politically correct.

Linguistic Anthropology -  an interdisciplinary study of how language influences social life.

Neurolinguistics - he study of the neural mechanisms in the human brain that control the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language.

Psycholinguistics - the study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language.