Destabilizing Critical "Assumptions" in (English) Language Teaching: An Introduction

Rudolph, Nathanael
Selvi, Ali Fuad
Yazan, Bedrettin
This introduction unpacks the scope of the special issue (SI), and underscores the guest editors' desire to prompt readers to engage with and reflect upon critical assumptions and unanswered questions within-and pertaining to-ELT.


Going beyond the post-observation's interactional agenda: The observers’ references to their practices and pedagogical understandings
Topal, Pınar; Yiğitoğlu Aptoula, Nur (Elsevier BV, 2022-6)
The recent proliferation of studies on the language of reflection unveiled post-observation conferences (POC) as an essential setting in teachers’ professional development. As the studies on these conferences have mainly focused on pre-service settings, research on in-service context where the peers are the providers of feedback remains limited. In an attempt to address this gap, this study micro-analyzes the video recordings of 14 in-service POC sessions at an English preparatory school with the theoretica...
Conceptualizing face and relational work in (im)politeness: Revelations from politeness lexemes and idioms in Turkish
Ruhi, Şükriye; Işık Güler, Hale (Elsevier BV, 2007-04-01)
This article addresses two issues: the conceptualization of face and related aspects of self in Turkish, and the implications of the conceptualization of face and the self in interaction in Turkish for understanding relational work at the emic and the etic levels. The paper analyses two root lexemes and idioms derived from the lexemes in Turkish, which are posited as being crucial to understanding (im)politeness and relational work in Turkish culture, and discusses the implications of the analysis for conce...
The discourse connector list: a multi-genre cross-cultural corpus analysis
Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Neufeld, Steve (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017-05-01)
This study examines the linguistic feature known as discourse connector using a corpus-informed approach. The study applies a taxonomy which classifies and describes 632 discourse connectors in eight broad classes with 17 categories. The frequency of use of each discourse connector listed was analyzed in the three different registers of spoken, non-academic and academic English in the two different cultural contexts of British and American English. The resulting data on discourse connector frequency were co...
The combinatory morphemic lexicon
Bozsahin, C (MIT Press - Journals, 2002-06-01)
Grammars that expect words from the lexicon may be at odds with the transparent projection of syntactic and semantic scope relations of smaller units. We propose a morphosyntactic framework based on Combinatory Categorial Grammar that provides flexible constituency, flexible category consistency, and lexical projection of morphosyntactic properties and attachment to grammar in order to establish a morphemic grammar-lexicon. These mechanisms provide enough expressive power in the lexicon to formulate semanti...
Reshaping human intention in Human-Robot Interactions by robot moves A comparative analysis of HMM and OOM methods
Durdu, Akif; Erkmen, Aydan Müşerref; Yilmaz, Alper (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019-01-01)
This paper outlines the methodology and experiments associated with the reshaping of human intentions based on robot movements within Human-Robot Interactions (HRIs). Although studies on estimating human intentions are well studied in the literature, reshaping intentions through robot-initiated interactions is a new significant branching in the field of HRI. In this paper, we analyze how estimated human intentions can intentionally change through cooperation with mobile robots in real Human-Robot environmen...
Citation Formats
N. Rudolph, A. F. Selvi, and B. Yazan, “Destabilizing Critical “Assumptions” in (English) Language Teaching: An Introduction,” JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE IDENTITY AND EDUCATION, pp. 349–351, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: