My definition of applied linguistics is that it is a discipline of design.

Albert Weideman

“Applied linguistics is a discipline of design.”

Applied linguistics designs, shapes, plans, arranges, facilitates or influences the solutions proposed for large scale or pervasive language problems.

Those who are at the receiving end of applied linguistic solutions encounter its designs mainly in three major types of plans:

  • language courses;
  • language tests; and
  • language policies.

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