Assessing the value of research in linguistics

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Abstract

This chapter explores specific criticisms of the impact agenda and the notion that academics should be able to demonstrate the impact of their work. Taking the standpoint that demonstrating impact is not an intrinsically bad thing to do, the chapter nonetheless explores the problems surrounding the demonstration and measurement of impact from linguistic research. Problems surrounding the assessment of impact are highlighted by reference to my work on the stylistics of subtitling. Ultimately, I argue that the REF view of impact is unhelpfully narrow and that a more realistic view is needed of the process by which theoretical work comes to have practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplying Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationLanguage and the Impact Agenda
EditorsDan McIntyre, Hazel Price
PublisherRoutledge
Pages17-28
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351055178
ISBN (Print)9781138237506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2018

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