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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Applied Linguistics

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


Language is an essential part of all that we do. It defines us as humans. This course deals with the applications of theoretical tools in understanding languages and out come of the analyses of theoretical tools. We aim to have delivered the applications of the fundamental ideas of language to the fields such as language teaching and learning, cognitive science, education, and language disorder and disabilities.INTENDED AUDIENCE:BA, MA, B El Ed, B.Ed. PhD, Machine Translations, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive SciencePRE-REQUISITES : Nil


01: Applied Linguistics02: Introduction to Language03: Structure of Language04: Language and Society05: Multilingualism and Language Learning06: First Language Acquisition07: Second Language Acquisition08: Language and Cognition09: Disabilities10: Cohesion and Coherence11: Behaviorism and Language Teaching12: Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis 13: A Critique of Behaviorism14: Languages of home and school15: Critical Period Hypothesis16: Direct Method17: Audio-lingual Method18: Communicative Method19: Computer Assisted Language Teaching20: Method and Post Method21: Language Learning and Errors22: Contrastive Analysis23: Perspective on Interlanguage24: Materials25: Audio-visual aids26: Assessment27: Cloze Procedure28: Language and Education29: Multilingualism, Language Teaching, and Cognitive Growth30: Social Psychological Aspects of Language Learning31: Aspects of Vocabulary32: Language Policy and Language Teaching33: Linguistics and its Applications34: Application in Development of Social Theory35: Evolution of Language (Linguistic Theory in Applied Linguistics)36: Linguistic Competence Vs. Communicative, Social, and Discourse Competence37: Language in and of Politics38: Questions of Identity and Power

Taught by

Prof. Rajesh Kumar

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