© 1987

The Relation of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

  • Olga Mišeska Tomić
  • Roger W. Shuy

Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Place of Applied Linguistics in the Science of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ranko Bugarski
      Pages 3-19
    3. Olga Mišeska Tomić
      Pages 75-95
  3. From Application to Theory

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-193

About this book


The relationship of theoretical and applied linguistics has lately prompted numer­ ous debates. This volume originated at one of them. The essence of most of the chapters, of all of them except Fraser's and Davies's, was actually presented at the Round Table on "The Relationships of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics," organized during the 7th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, held in Brus­ sels, in August 1984. Individually and collectively the chapters assembled here offer support to the idea that applied linguistics should not be juxtaposed to theoretical linguistics; it is a field of research with theoretical as well as applied aspects. Written by different authors from a wide variety of different countries, the chapters may at times express views that are not totally consistent. Nevertheless, we believe that the variability of viewpoints counts among the merits (rather than the defaults) of this internationally written and edited volume. It is our hope that it will prove stimulating to linguists and practitioners in related fields and instructive to students. We wish to express our thanks to Albert Valdman for the interest he has shown in the volume and to record our appreciation to our editors, in particular Eliot Werner and Declan Scully, for their tolerance and patience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Olga Mišeska Tomić
    • 1
  • Roger W. Shuy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of SkopjeSkopjeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Linguistics DepartmentGeorgetown UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Relation of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  • Editors Olga Miseska Tomic
    Roger W. Shuy
  • Series Title Topics in Language and Linguistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42630-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9069-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1923-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Linguistic Anthropology
    Language and Literature
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