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Language and Disadvantage (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Language and Disadvantage   1. Introduction There is no denying that the term disadvantage evokes images of poverty, disability, and lack of potential; to be at a disadvantage means to be discriminated against and looked down on. In short, it ...

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Women – A Linguistically Different Species (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Women: A Linguistically Different Species? Indisputably, sex differences constitute a fundamental fact of our lives and, as such, it stands to reason that they should be reflected in language. Inasmuch as language is a value-laden practice, reflecting, and at the ...

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What do teachers bring to the teaching-learning process? (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

What do teachers bring to the teaching-learning process?  Introduction I have argued elsewhere (see “Constructivist Learning” and “What is learner autonomy and how can it be fostered?”) that knowledge does not belong to a teacher who is supposed to deliver ...

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Language and Power in Education (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Language and Power in Education 1. Introduction When we speak or write, we “tailor” what we say to fit the particular situation in which we are communicating and, at the same time, how we speak or write creates that very ...

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Culture, Cognition, and Intelligence (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Culture, Cognition, and Intelligence  Introduction There seems to exist an implicit assumption that, inasmuch as teaching and learning concern the transfer and assimilation of knowledge and skills by persons equipped to do so, the assessment process involves sampling the pool ...

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Assessment: “Weighing the pig doesn’t fatten it” (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Assessment: “Weighing the pig doesn’t fatten it”  Introduction We have surely heard of the term “assessment”; but what does it boil down to? Why should we assess ourselves and others? What is it that we can assess? What types and ...

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Pronunciation: The “Cinderella” of Language Teaching (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

Pronunciation: The “Cinderella” of Language Teaching  Introduction Indisputably, teaching pronunciation is one of the most complicated yet significant aspects of EFL / ESL teaching. That is why it has been looked upon as the “Cinderella” of language teaching (Kelly, 1969; ...

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Discourse for teaching purposes (Dr. Dimitris Thanasoulas, Linguist, Author, Translator, Lexicographer)

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 ...

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