Link: Myopia in applied linguistics

Roger Shuy describes the original goals of American Association of Applied Linguistics and progress (or in his opinion) retreat from those goals that happened over the last 30 years.

I started to write a comment on it, but realised that it needs fine-tuning. So, I will skip my thinking for now, apart from saying that he has a very valid point. Ether way, the article is worth a read.