Communication in Specialized Domains
The AILA Research Network for Communication in Specialized Domains aims at promoting the study of meaning in context across different languages, especially when this context is a domain of specialized knowledge, such as a discipline or an industry.
From a practical point of view, our aim is to apply our research work to an activity that is central to the practice of Applied Linguistics, teaching communication across disciplines in university contexts. Good and reliable communication is especially important when dealing with the learning and practicing of a discipline. For this reason, we are focused on knowledge transfer through human language and the effect of multimodality and multilinguality on this. In bilingual contexts, the use of English as a means for the transmission of new knowledge cannot be separated from its expression in the speakers' own mother tongue.