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ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT

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'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice.

The list given below is an up-to-date guide to all 'Key Concepts' that have been published in the Journal. The list contains links to the original articles, which are available to download free of charge (PDF file).

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Free access to short articles with references on key concepts in language teaching/learning
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Cognition as a dynamic system: Smith 2005

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"...cognition just is an event in time, the emergent product of many heterogeneous systems bound to each other and to the world in real time. Developmental change must reside in the real time changes—in the accrual of changes that happen in the system or the order of milliseconds and seconds—that emerge in this real time activity. These are the core ideas of dynamic systems theory: emergence of new forms in time as a consequence of many decentralized and local interactions. We may have to abandon some old constructs if we are fully to understand the temporal coupling of cognition to the body, to the world, and to other social entities."  Cited by Wander Lowie at Acedle seminar on emergentism

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Teachers research: Bullock & Smith

9 examples of language teacher action research from IATEFL 201'

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35 page PDF, free to download

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Research in teacher development for autonomy: Richard Smith

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Interesting interview on links among language learner autonomy, teacher autonomy, research and teacher development.

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 Linguistique appliquée et disciplinarisation: Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 2011.

 Linguistique appliquée et disciplinarisation: Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 2011. | TELT | Scoop.it
Open access to the special issue on the history of applied linguistics.
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The introduction has a handy "petite chronologie (couramment admise)" of applied linguistics and a lot of the papers are in English, including one by Richard Smith on Palmer (