Paul Kei Matsuda

New Course for Fall: APL601 Introduction to Applied Lingusitics


Thursdays 4:40-7:30

Instructor: Professor Aya Matsuda

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the field of applied linguistics, or the study of real-life problems and issues related to languages. Topics to be explored include, but are not limited to, language education and acquisition, discourse analysis, language policy and planning, and World Englishes. The question of disciplinarity—e.g., the interdisciplinary nature of the field of applied linguistics, how the field is defined in different parts of the world, and how the disciplinary boundary is constantly pushed—is also addressed throughout the course. Global focus.


Article presentations, Professionalization activity, Reflective journals, Final research paper

*Please feel free to email Aya Matsuda ( with questions.

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Last update: January 6, 2008