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Book: Applied Linguistics

Chapter: 1. Applied linguistics as viewed from theory of science

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21653


This chapter offers a tentative framework for classifying and characterizing disciplines or sciences, developed from a field independent theory of science approach. Within such a framework it may be shown that some core characteristics of applied linguistics derive from the combined nature of its primary research aims and research object.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lars Sigfred Evensen ( - book-auth-483) 'Norwegian University of Science and Technology'