A Monograph on: Educational Linguistics, its Origin, Definitions and Issues it Accounts for

Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Alduais


Purpose: To present argumentatively Spolsky’s proposed idea of exempting the field of
applied linguistics from his proposed field educational linguistics and Hult’s view that only
the history of educational linguistics can be inextricably linked to applied linguistics.
Method: Accounting for the history of educational linguistics in terms of its origin,
definitions, and issues it accounts for. Besides, the author presents his own proposed models
for the field of educational linguistics to be discussed against those models proposed by
Spolsky (the father of educational linguistics).
Results and conclusions: Whether applied linguistics and educational linguistics are the
same remains a controversial issue, but it is very clear that applied linguistics could include
educational linguistics but not vice versa.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v4i4.2437

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