Linguistics, language and the impact agenda

McIntyre, D and Price, H ORCID: 2018, 'Linguistics, language and the impact agenda' , in: Applying Linguistics : Language and the Impact Agenda , Routledge, pp. 3-14.

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This chapter introduces the concept of impact and considers (i) how it has been perceived across government and the higher education sector, and (ii) what it means to stakeholders with an interest in the impact agenda. The chapter summarises how impact is characterised from a Research Excellence Framework perspective, before going on to discuss issues arising from attempts to measure impact. We argue that linguistics is well-placed to address the requirements of the impact agenda, because of its inherent focus on application as well as theory. We also argue that while we are in favour of applied research, this should not be at the expense of purely theoretically focused research.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: McIntyre, D and Price, H
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351055185 (ebook); 9781138237506 (hardback); 9781138237513 (paperback)
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Depositing User: Dr Hazel Price
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 09:13
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:47

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