Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching


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                                                           Welcome !

        This site is intended to graduate and postgraduate students new to the field of Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching. It aims at informing  them about current issues in this particular field of inquiry and providing them with the subsequent material. It will guide them, through advice, lectures and references. It does not intend, nor has it the claim of replacing formal lectures given at the university. This is well beyond our reach. It is just a limited contribution to give students and English language teachers alike, what we have at hands and share with them our interest and experience, though limited it is, in this field of inquiry.

Thus, members of this site will, hopefully, find:

- Lectures related to English language teaching, discourse analysis and pragmatics, and Applied Linguistics. These lectures, in their majority, are mine, and when they are not, they will be clearly mentioned to our members.

- Articles and books in the fields of Applied linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Gender, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Literature (British and American), Civilisation, Stylistics, Literary Theory and the Philosophy of Language. The list is not comprehensive and can thus be extended to other fields of systematic description of English and Language teaching (See terms of use and conditions).

 - Interviews and conferences given by some of the greatest thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, John Searle, Edward W. Said, Steven Pinker, Paul Fry, Terry Eagleton, Harold Pinter, etc.            

- Modern and classical British movies,                                                                                  

- Links to other useful sites related to ELT,                                                                         

- And much more....                                                                                                      Wish me good luck!

The Administrator,                                                                                                             Dr. B.A. NEDDAR

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                     Interview with Noam Chomsky 

  Noam Chomsky talks about language and acquisition in an interview with the BBC. Click on the photo to download the extract.

                           Understanding Language

 

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Why are humans the only species to have language? Is there something special about our brains? Are there genes that have evolved for language? In this talk, Jeff Elman, UCSD professor of cognitive science and co-director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, discusses some of the exciting new research that helps us understand what it is about human language that is so different from other animals' communication systems, and what about our biology might make language possible. 

 

                          Do You Speak English?

 

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                                        Language and Thought

You might think our thought simply determine what we say. But maybe the language we speak is what really determines the thoughts we can have. As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." And Benjamin Lee Whorf held that the language you speak has a systematic influence on how you think about and interact with reality. John and Ken wrestle with the relationship between language and thought with Lera Boroditsky from Stanford University. To listen to the audio version of the interview click here.

The Guest:
Lera Boroditsky is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Stanford University. She runs the Cognation Lab at Stanford University and researches mental representation; language learning, meaning, and use.To listen to a short sequence click on the audio below:   

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                           Understanding Language

 

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Why are humans the only species to have language? Is there something special about our brains? Are there genes that have evolved for language? In this talk, Jeff Elman, UCSD professor of cognitive science and co-director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, discusses some of the exciting new research that helps us understand what it is about human language that is so different from other animals' communication systems, and what about our biology might make language possible

                          Do You Speak English?

 

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                                        Language and Thought

You might think our thought simply determine what we say. But maybe the language we speak is what really determines the thoughts we can have. As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." And Benjamin Lee Whorf held that the language you speak has a systematic influence on how you think about and interact with reality. John and Ken wrestle with the relationship between language and thought with Lera Boroditsky from Stanford University. To listen to the audio version of the interview click here.

The Guest:
Lera Boroditsky is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Stanford University. She runs the Cognation Lab at Stanford University and researches mental representation; language learning, meaning, and use.To listen to a short sequence click on the audio below:   

http://linguaned.webs.com/Language and Thought2.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

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                                        Language and Thought

You might think our thought simply determine what we say. But maybe the language we speak is what really determines the thoughts we can have. As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." And Benjamin Lee Whorf held that the language you speak has a systematic influence on how you think about and interact with reality. John and Ken wrestle with the relationship between language and thought with Lera Boroditsky from Stanford University. To listen to the audio version of the interview click here.

 

The Guest:
Lera Boroditsky is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Stanford University. She runs the Cognation Lab at Stanford University and researches mental representation; language learning, meaning, and use.To listen to a short sequence click on the audio below:   

http://linguaned.webs.com/Language and Thought2.mp3 

 

 

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