Nick Ellis: Understanding Language and Learning: Theoretical, Methodological, and Cultural Developments in Applied Linguistics
The Tokyo, West Tokyo, and Yokohama Chapters of the Japan Association for Lagnuage Teaching as well as the Teacher Development (TD) SIG are excited to welcome you to this presentation by Dr. Nick Ellis. Thank you to our cosponsors for making this event such a success.
Abstract: I reflect on the concepts of ‘learning’, ‘language’, and ‘cognition’ and how they have changed over the history of Applied Linguistics, on our ever-expanding deployment of sophisticated methodologies, and on the fast-changing landscape of sharing, appraising, and publishing our science. I consider the implications for the nature of our field and our research practices, for publishing and the changing nature of knowledge dissemination, for the valuing of knowledge and scholarship, and for graduate training and mentoring.