Positivism and Postpositivism
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Weideman, A. 2012. Positivism and Postpositivism. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
Positivist and postpositivist influences in applied linguistics are discernible both directly and obliquely, as has been the case in other fields. Those influences provide evidence of how closely applied linguistic concept formation relates to developments in scientific thinking in general, as well as to specific discussions in the philosophy of science.
- applied linguistics;