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dc.contributor.authorConlon, Stephen
dc.contributor.otherAssumption University. Graduate School of English
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T07:50:29Z
dc.date.available2015-07-03T07:50:29Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationThe New English Teacher 3, 1-2 (January-August 2009), 16-32
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/13860
dc.descriptionIn English ; only abstract in English.
dc.description.abstractAfter discussing some of the most important reasons for conducting ELT research, the argument is made that the conflict between the "hard" sciences" and the humanities which has been a polarizing influence in ELT as it discourages many potential researchers from undertaking research when they think they must have mathematical models and use often opaque terminology. The argument is made that much in the "scientific" paradigm as it has been applied to language research is faulty. This claim is illustrated by looking at several issues raised by the Chomskyan claims to being scientific researchers. Several pitfalls or problems are identified that may warn a future researcher about the dangers of trying to be too much like a physics or chemistry researcher in what is actually a humanities-based discipline.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssumption University Press
dc.rightsThis work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.
dc.subjectChomsky
dc.subjectResearch paradigms
dc.subjectResearch methodology
dc.subjectArt/science divide
dc.subject.otherAssumption University -- Periodicals
dc.subject.otherThe New English Teacher
dc.subject.otherThe New English Teacher -- 2009
dc.subject.otherLinguistics -- Research -- Methodology 
dc.subject.otherEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Research 
dc.subject.otherLanguage and languages -- Research 
dc.subject.otherLanguage and languages -- Study and teaching -- Research
dc.titleSome problems with research in Chomskyan linguistics as applied to ELT
dc.typeText
mods.genreJournal Article
au.identifier.bibno0021-4573


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