Design Principles and The Future of Applied Linguistics
A theory of applied linguistics is possible, and warranted in order to acknowledge the coherence of the discipline, as well as to provide an awareness of its orientation. One of the tasks of a theory of applied linguistics is to identify typical and general design principles. The latter include constitutive principles such as reliability, validity and differentiation, and regulative requirements like transparency, accessibility, accountability, fairness and reputability. Responsible design starts with the employment of one’s technical imagination, while allowing the design to be guided by these principles.
KeywordsFoundational framework Theory of applied linguistics Disciplinary coherence Design Imagination Reciprocal conditions Principles Artefacts Interventions
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