ALIS Newsletter - October 2015 (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
LEADERSHIP UPDATES
•  LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
•  LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
•  LETTER FROM THE INCOMING CHAIR
ARTICLES
•  A NEW ACADEMIC VOCABULARY LIST
•  PLAY AND COGNITION IN THE EAP CLASSROOM
•  LEARNING GRAMMAR BY EAR
•  MAKING HUMOR TEACHABLE: A FOCUS ON MICROSKILLS DEVELOPMENT
ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
•  APPLIED LINGUISTICS INTEREST SECTION (ALIS)

 

ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY

APPLIED LINGUISTICS INTEREST SECTION (ALIS)


TESOL's Applied Linguistics Interest Section (ALIS) looks at language as a communicative system from both theoretical and practical perspectives, applies research and theory to real world contexts, and explores implications for the enhancement of language learning and communication. It draws on linguistic disciplines (e.g., linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics), as well as on studies of a broad range of language phenomena.

ALIS explores implications for the enhancement of language learning and communication. It seeks to do so through the promotion of discussion, the exchange of information, and joint research.

The ALIS leadership team for 2015–2016 is as follows:

Chair: Nihat Polat
Chair-Elect: David Olsher
Past Chair: Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
Newsletter Editors: Monika Ekiert and Ben White
Community Manager: Eli Hinkel