ABSTRACTS VOLUME 5 ISSUE 1

Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics (JALL)

TITLE: TEACHING GRAMMAR WITH DIGITALLY MEDIATED TASKS IN THE PRIMARY EFL CLASSROOM
AUTHORS: CELESTINE CARUSO AND JUDITH HOFMANN
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 5-17

Citation:

Caruso, C. and Hofmann, J. (2021) Teaching Grammar with Digitally Mediated Tasks in the Primary EFL Classroom, Journal of Applied languages and Linguistics, 5(1), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece, pp. 5-17

Abstract

In the primary school EFL classroom (in Germany), there is a focus on meaning-oriented, playful and communicative language learning, in which grammar does not yet play an explicit role. However, in the secondary school classroom, the focus suddenly shifts away from meaning and more towards form, especially when it gets to teaching grammar, which can be a challenge for the children. In our paper, we discuss that due to a focus on meaning, open task designs, and a potential for differentiated teaching and learning, task-based teaching approaches that make use of digital media are not only suitable for the primary school EFL classroom, but can even be used for a focus on form as early as that. We will describe the potentials of digitally mediated tasks for bridging the gap between primary and secondary school, and we will provide an example for such a task.

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Keywords: digital media, primary school, focus on form, school transition

TITLE: BLENDING INNOVATIVE METHODS OF LEARNING FOR SUCCESS
AUTHOR: LILIT SARGSYAN  
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 18-29

Citation:

Sargsyan, L. (2021) Blending Innovative Methods of Learning for Success, Journal of Applied languages and Linguistics, 5(1), pp. 18-29

Abstract

The development of language competences in the times of deep sociopolitical crisis and pandemic threats poses some real challenges. The efficiency of learning process is dependent on the implementation and successful blending of innovative methods of teaching.  The article investigates the ways various innovative methods of learning intersect creating new combinatorial methods of learning that have the potential to meet the changing demands of adult learners.

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Keywords:  Blended learning, Innovative methods of learning, competences, combinatorial creativity, problem solving, Transformative learning.

TITLE: TOWARDS A LINGUISTICALLY-INFORMED PEDAGOGY OF REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH
AUTHORS: DEAK KIRKHAM AND HARRY HARROP
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 30-63

Citation:

Kirkham, D. and Harrop, H. (2021) Towards a linguistically-informed pedagogy of reduplication in English, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 5(1), pp. 30-63

Abstract

This article considers the element of the English lexico-grammatical system known as reduplication. Exemplified both within the lexeme (clip-clop, walkie-talkie) and syntactically (he grew redder and redder; she looked and looked), reduplication is relatively peripheral to the total grammatical system of English in comparison with other languages. It is nevertheless part of the system and therefore, we argue, merits pedagogical consideration. After an overview of reduplication in other languages and English, we discuss possible pedagogies for the phenomenon. We then propose the construct of the construction-pedagogy interface (CPI) as a conceptual framework for mapping the linguistics of a given construction to pedagogy.

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Keywords:  English Reduplication; linguistically informed pedagogy; linguistics into language teaching

TITLE:  TRANSLANGUAGING AND BI/MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION:
PROSPECTS AND PERSPECTIVES
AUTHOR: ALEXIS GOLI
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 64-76

Citation:

Goli, A. (2021). Translanguaging and Bi/Multilingual Education:

Prospects and Perspectives, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 5(1), pp. 64-76

Abstract

In search for educational method to nurture individuals with bi/multilingual competencies and fulfill the language needs of prevailing multicultural and intercultural communities in the 21st century, language researchers and educators have been adopting and promoting translanguaging as one pedagogic approach. This paper revisits the meaning of language and languaging, and introduces translanguaging and its characteristics as an effective pedagogy to foster bi/multilinguals. The paper then introduces two translanguaging activities in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class to illustrate how this pedagogical approach can be practice in Foreign Language Acquisition (FLA) classrooms. Finally, it gives an overview of the challenges that if overcome could enable translanguaging to be widely adopted as an effective pedagogical method.

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Keywords: Translanguaging; languaging; pedagogical method; bi/multilingual education; multicultural

TITLE:  THE RHETORIC OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: MODERN HEDONISM, RHETORICAL PROPAGANDA AND COMMUNICATIONAL ISOLATION
AUTHORS: SOTIRIA TRIANTARI AND EFTHYMIA TSAROUCHA
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 77-81

Citation:

Triantari, S. and Tsaroucha, E. (2021) The Rhetoric of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Modern Hedonism, Rhetorical Propaganda and Communicational Isolation, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 5(1), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece, pp. 77-81

Abstract

This paper argues for the rhetoric of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is suggested that in terms of communication and social interaction, one of the most devastating consequences of the current pandemic is the extermination of human hedonism or even eudemonism. The paper also argues for the psychological persuasion of the transmitter (both governments and scientists) which captured the advisability of the public through the techniques of reliance on emotion and reasonable argumentation which gave rise to the figure of speech “stay home, stay safe, save lives”.


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Keywords:  rhetoric; ethics; language; persuasion; hedonism; media; communication; discourse; lockdown; pandemic; COVID-19

TITLE:  “ALL SUMMER IN A DAY”: INTER-ACTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND OTHERS THROUGH LITERATURE
AUTHORS: HAIDO FANARA
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 82-89

Citation:

Fanara, H. (2021) “All Summer in a Day”: Inter-acting with the Environment and Others through Literature, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 5(1), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece,pp 82-89

Abstract

The use of literature in EFL has long been praised, but little is done to incorporate it in the Greek classroom. Literature in EFL can boost learner motivation, improve their critical thinking, and make them better readers, while also enhancing their language skills. The literary work “All Summer in a Day” was used to create a series of six lessons, focusing on the interrelationship between setting and character and how we may be shaped by the environment around us. This paper will discuss how learner reaction and writing tasks were incorporated and present the final lesson of the course.  The implementation of the lessons proved highly beneficial for the learners, who offered positive feedback, made judgements based on the story, were sensitized towards the phenomenon of bullying and understood the effect of setting on character—drawing from literature to better understand their own life.

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Keywords: literature, EFL, learner motivation, critical thinking, language skills

TITLE: WHAT HAPPENED TO EMPATHY? FROM ORIGINALLY A HATEFUL WORD BECOMING THE PARAGON SENTIMENT?
AUTHOR: MATINA PSYHOGEOS
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JULY 2021, PP. 90-93

Citation:

Psyhogeos, M.(2021) What happened to empathy? From originally a hateful word becoming the paragon sentiment?, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 5(1), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece, pp. 90-93

Abstract

Empathy/Εμπάθεια/Empathetic/Εμπαθής /Einfuhlung ( feel into( or (in -feeling) /Synonyms / Antonyms

What happened indeed? The wrong definition happened! But How? When? and by Whom?


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Keywords: empathy, lexicography, etymology, sympathy

 

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