About the Relationship between Linguistics and App


The lecture given on 2 March and the general introduction assigned to us have seldom touched upon the relationship between Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. In my opinion, the distinction between Linguistics and Applied Linguistics is significant for researchers on both sides in that it can help them make clear positions in research activities. As to the distinction, Kaplan (2002) suggests that applied linguistics “are likely to move toward the analysis of new data, rather than continue to argue new theory”. (p.514). His suggestion implies that the distinction between linguistics and applied linguistics lies in their fundamental purposes: the former is to put forward new theories about language and the latter is to analyze new data with reference to linguistic theories. But he didn’t indicate the purpose of analyzing new data in applied linguistics.




truly the most random thing i have ever encountered.