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Area of Research in Applied Linguistics

University Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 8-10 July 2015

Organized by CLILLAC-ARP (the Centre for, Interlanguage Linguistics, Lexicology, English and Corpus Linguistics – Workshop for Research on Speech, EA 3967) at Paris Diderot University, AFLA (the French Association for Applied Linguistics) and partner associations

Applied Linguistics in the 21st Century is a rich and varied discipline, with many sub-domains. Each of these has its own research tradition, often associated with the particular countries in which it developed: language acquisition / learning, bi- and multi-lingualism, didactics, lexicography, corpus linguistics, terminology, translation studies, computational linguistics, variation, etc. However, these disciplines often share similar research fields. A prime example of this to look at the areas covered by the term Applied Linguistics and its equivalents linguistique appliquée, angewandte Linguistik, Lingüística aplicada in their respective languages. Transdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are trademarks of the 21st Century, as can be seen in the emergence of so many multi- or transdisciplinary fields, including examples which combine ‘humanities’ and ‘pure sciences’. Applied Linguistics, because of the variety of fields which it is involved in, has followed the inexorable development of this process of hybridization. Furthermore, the practice of Applied Linguistics has come to involve not only the application of theoretical knowledge, but also the emergence of new fields of investigation, which then feed back into current debates within the language sciences. The aim of the international conference TRELA is to follow up on the CRELA conference in Nancy 2013, and to allow researchers and other practitioners in the different fields of Applied Linguistics to discuss and debate issues relating to common areas of research, pooling ideas on these topics from a multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary perspective.