Document Type : State-of-the-art paper


University of Bangor, Wales


I explore the many ways in which linguistics in general, and applied linguistics in particular, can inform the study of language in educational settings. I pay special attention to its role in the training of teachers; the grading of linguistic information in educational settings; the incorporation of guidance about teaching into introductory accounts; linguist/teacher collaboration; continuing professional development in businesses and other organizations; advisory roles in relation to the development of language policy; and the provision of resources to meet the interests and curiosity about language found among the general public. As an illustration of collaboration, I describe a project developed for the teaching of reading to avoid line-breaks that would interfere with easy reading or prompt miscues.