The aim of Language Didactics is defined as the area where language instruction and learning processes interact. On the basis of this definition, first, so called ‘applicationist conceptions1 of language didactics are reviewed. In view of the growing complexity of disciplines involved in studying these processes; the interrelationships between different disciplines; and the specificity of some research work on language teaching and learning aimed at improving language teaching make it possible to raise the issue of the specificity of Language Didactics together with the need to further develop a theory of didactic action and research methodology that fit this kind of analysis. © 1993, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
- Applicationists conceptions of language didactics
- Applied linguistics
- Language didactics