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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Roles for a teacher educator in context-sensitive teacher education

Stephen Bax.

in ELT Journal

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

In recent years a good deal of attention has been paid to making language teaching methodology more appropriate to the contexts in which we teach. In teacher education there has been a...

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L2 Interactional Competence as Increased Ability for Context-sensitive Conduct: A Longitudinal Study of Story-openings

Simona Pekarek Doehler and Evelyne Berger.

in Applied Linguistics

August 2018; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Teaching Theory and Methods; Linguistics. 8151 words.

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This article sets out to investigate second language (L2) interactional competence and its development over time by zooming into a conversational...

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G. Granena and M. Long (eds): Sensitive Periods, Language Aptitude, and Ultimate L2 Attainment.

Catherine Stafford.

in Applied Linguistics

February 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Teaching Theory and Methods; Linguistics. 1546 words.

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Lexical Games

Robin Clark.

in Meaningful Games

November 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning. 9070 words.

This chapter uses games of partial information to develop a neo-Gricean model of word finding. This model is sensitive to both the absolute frequencies of lexical items and to the...

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Lexical Frequency Profiles: A Monte Carlo Analysis

Paul Meara.

in Applied Linguistics

March 2005; p ublished online March 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

This paper reports a set of Monte Carlo simulations designed to evaluate the main claims made by Laufer and Nation about the Lexical Frequency Profile (LFP). Laufer and Nation claim that the...

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Foreign Language Aptitude and Its Relationship with Grammar: A Critical Overview

Peter Skehan.

in Applied Linguistics

July 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Teaching Theory and Methods; Linguistics. 7105 words.

This article presents a critical overview of research studies which link foreign language aptitude to grammar. It starts by covering fundamental issues—of the structure of aptitude and its...

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Lexical Frequency Profiles: From Monte Carlo to the Real World

Batia Laufer.

in Applied Linguistics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 3090 words.

This paper is a response to Paul Meara's (2005) critique of the Lexical Frequency Profile (LFP). Using simulated data, he challenges the claim that LFP is a sensitive and reliable tool for...

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Effect of Rejoinders in Production Questionnaires

BILL JOHNSTON, GABRIELE KASPER and STEVEN ROSS.

in Applied Linguistics

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

Validation of data collection instruments must be a primary research concern in any subfield of applied linguistics Such concerns are particularly urgent when the collected material is...

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What Develops in the Development of Second-language Writing?

PHILIP SHAW and ERIC TING-KUN LIU.

in Applied Linguistics

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

Counts of register features have produced useful data on varieties of written English and on differences between writers of differing writing and language proficiency. This article reports...

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Using Micro-Analysis in Interviewer Training: ‘Continuers’ and Interviewer Positioning

Keith Richards.

in Applied Linguistics

February 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 6409 words.

Despite the recent growth of interest in the interactional construction of research interviews and advances made in our understanding of the nature of such encounters, relatively little...

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The Discursive Co‐construction of Knowledge, Identity, and Difference: An Ethnography of Communication in the High School Mainstream

Patricia A. Duff.

in Applied Linguistics

September 2002; p ublished online September 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

This article describes the ethnography of communication as a viable, context‐ and culture‐sensitive method for conducting research on classroom discourse. I first provide an overview of the...

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Self-presentation in L2 Interview Talk: Narrative Versions, Accountability, and Emotionality

Matthew T. Prior.

in Applied Linguistics

February 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 5889 words.

This study draws on a narrative constructionist framework to examine the active representation of self and experience in second language (L2) ethnographic interviews and autobiographic...

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A Register Approach to Teaching Conversation: Farewell to Standard English?

Christoph Rühlemann.

in Applied Linguistics

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 9462 words.

Owing to analyses of large spoken corpora the linguistic knowledge of conversation has grown in recent years exponentially. Up until now little of this knowledge has trickled down to the...

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An Integrated Approach to Metaphor and Framing in Cognition, Discourse, and Practice, with an Application to Metaphors for Cancer

Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén and Jane Demmen.

in Applied Linguistics

October 2018; p ublished online September 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Teaching Theory and Methods; Linguistics. 9180 words.

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In this article, we examine the notion of ‘framing’ as a function of metaphor from three interrelated perspectives—cognitive, discourse-based, and...

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Web-based discovery and integration of archaeological historic properties inventory data: The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA)

Joshua J. Wells, Eric C. Kansa, Sarah W. Kansa, Stephen J. Yerka, David G. Anderson, Thaddeus G. Bissett, Kelsey Noack Myers and R. Carl DeMuth.

in Literary and Linguistic Computing

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Language Teaching and Learning; Bibliography; Digital Lifestyle; Information and Communication Technologies. 2576 words.

Integrating data from different sources represents a tremendous research opportunity across the humanities, social, and natural sciences. However, repurposing data for uses not imagined or...

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Defining and developing autonomy in East Asian contexts

W Littlewood.

in Applied Linguistics

March 1999; p ublished online March 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

Autonomy in language learning is sometimes presented as a Western concept unsuited to contexts, such as those in East Asia, which have different educational traditions. This paper argues...

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Assuming Identities Online: Experimental Linguistics Applied to the Policing of Online Paedophile Activity

Tim Grant and Nicci Macleod.

in Applied Linguistics

February 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Teaching Theory and Methods; Linguistics. 8503 words.

This article uses a research project into the online conversations of sex offenders and the children they abuse to further the arguments for the acceptability of experimental work as a...

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Culture and the ‘good teacher’ in the English Language classroom

Colin Sowden.

in ELT Journal

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 3241 words.

In the present post-method situation, ELT has become increasingly sensitive to the issue of culture. However, this concept has been defined so broadly that it cannot fill the gap left by...

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A class‐centred approach to language teaching

Rose M. Senior.

in ELT Journal

October 2002; p ublished online October 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

This article provides a framework for understanding the principles that underlie the classroom decision‐making of experienced language teachers. It is based on a study that examined social...

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Facilitator talk in EAP reading classes

Kate Wilson.

in ELT Journal

October 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 3645 words.

Current sociocultural perspectives on language learning call on teachers to reinvent themselves in ways which facilitate student learning rather than transmit knowledge. For teachers, this...

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