Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

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Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.
Víctor Parra-Guinaldo [+-]
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Víctor Parra-Guinaldo obtained his Ph.D. in Rhetoric-Composition, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Arizona State University and has since taught a variety of composition and linguistics courses at the undergraduate level and for the MATESOL program. His research agenda lies in two main areas: historical linguistics, and in particularmorpho-syntactic phenomena within the Germanic and Romance language families, and applied linguistics, including second-language teaching and learning and pedagogical practices. He has published his latest research with Routledge and Springer, among others, whereas his first publication was a book of poetry at the age of 23. Dr. Parra-Guinaldo is a member of the Linguist List International Linguistics Community, Linguistics Society of America (LSA), and Society for Germanic Linguistics.

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Teachers keep teaching and worrying about rules that have no psychological validity. Language learners keep practicing rules that have no psychological validity. Methods are twisted to fit the teaching of rules and patterns. Teachers have nothing to replace their notions of rules and patterns as they assume that any new approach for teaching language is simply a different way to teach the same thing. Mental representation does not consist of rules. What every speaker/knower of language creates in the mind/brain, is a complex, abstract and implicit representation of language. What we observe as “language” is the result of a complex interaction of principles, constraints, and interfaces that yield utterances.

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Benati, Alessandro; Parra-Guinaldo, Víctor. Language. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 77-91 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38038. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38038. Feb 2022

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