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Innateness Hypothesis

It is an indisputable fact that every normal human being has the ability to talk and acquire any natural language without special training or carefully selected and sequenced linguistic input.

Discourse for teaching purposes

Introduction

 

A cursory glance over old and newly produced EFL coursebooks attests to the assertion that too much reliance has been placed on the traditional “text” format as the primary source of information about how language is used and functions.

Target-language culture in EFL

Culture, apart from any other connotations to do with the artefacts of a given community, involves, and is mainly comprised of, socially acquired knowledge.

“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”

A major and besetting issue in sociolinguistics has been the close affinity between language and sex. More specifically, a question germane to our discussion is, “Why does women’s speech differ from men’s speech?”

What is Learner Autonomy and How Can it be Fostered?

1. Introduction

 

Over the last two decades, the concepts of learner autonomy and independence have gained momentum, the former becoming a ‘buzz-word’ within the context of language learning (Little, 1991: 2).