Interfacing philosophy of language and language pedagogy.

Tungesh, G M (2017) Interfacing philosophy of language and language pedagogy. In: Nepal english language teachers' association, 07/03/2017, Little Angel's College of Higher Studies, Nepal.

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In the context of teaching of English as a Second Language, teachers are expected to design the course, set teaching objectives, select suitable texts, prepare teaching materials, work on approach-method-technic, and finally expect the learning outcomes. To meet the objectives of teaching of English, a training in ELT is not sufficient. A knowledge of ‘philosophy of language’ to develop the learners’ communicative, creative and critical abilities, is required in the present ELT situation. In the Teaching of English as a Second Language situation, majority of the teachers face difficulties in handling classes as the learners are unable to find meanings in the texts and generate their own sentences. This happens because of various factors such as learners’ mother tongue and so on. In such situations the teacher’s knowledge about ‘Philosophy of Language’, becomes an aid in language teaching. In general terms, the objective of the ‘philosophy of language’ is to identify the meaning in the text. In a broader sense, the theories of semantics, discourse analysis and pragmatics are complementary to each other and the theories sometimes overlap. In addition to knowing about these linguistics aspects, and the learning of ‘philosophy of language’, - though looks to be difficult to understand by the teachers would be a rewarding experience

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communicative ability ELT Language Pedagogy Philosophy Semantics
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 14:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 14:01

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