If you're a practitioner, teacher or student of applied linguistics in any of its component areas- language teaching, literacy education, speech language pathology, translation and interpreting, lexicography, forensic linguistics, etc.- then become a member of this community!
At mappling.com you can help build, belong to, and share resources with an online applied linguistics community by:
- contributing your own experiences as case studies for other practitioners or students
- commenting on blog postings
- sharing your experiences and opinions on the discussion forum
- posting questions and solutions on practical problems at the community helpdesk
The community is open to all: not just those in established centres of applied linguistics associated with universities and big professional organizations, but also those working in small schools and colleges, NGOs and communities, or as freelancers; and not only in areas of the world which may have been underserved or excluded from discussion in the past, but also in professional areas of interest which are not always seen as central to the discipline.
In our book, Mapping Applied Linguistics, we present applied linguistics as a broad spectrum of practices and approaches, whose practitioners are united by their concern with language users and the need to help them resolve their language-related problems.
We aim to engage members of the global community of applied linguists to participate in building a wealth of resources and information in our field of applied linguistics, from the bottom up.
- Christopher J Hall, Patrick H Smith, Rachel Wicaksono