Applied Linguistics

Statement of Purpose

TESOL's Applied Linguistics Interest Section (ALIS) looks at language as a communicative system from both theoretical and practical perspectives, applies research and theory to real world contexts, and explores implications for the enhancement of language learning and communication. It draws on linguistic disciplines (e.g., linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics), as well as on studies of a broad range of language phenomena.

Goals

ALIS explores implications for the enhancement of language learning and communication. It seeks to do so through the promotion of discussion, the exchange of information, and joint research.

Leaders, 2016-2017

Chair: David Olsher
Chair-Elect: Olga Griswold
Past Chair: Nihat Polat
Newsletter Editors: Ben White and Natalia Jacobsen
Community Manager: ​Eli Hinkel

Resources