“Language creates a reality all its own (Isbister,1993)

Welcome to ENL Linguistics Course

I am so excited to teach the linguistics course! My goal is to incorporate technology to be able to communicate, collaborate and have healthy discussions. It is very important that you contribute to the discussion forum on the Ning after all the readings. The discussion forums, blogs, videos in the Ning will help you broaden your horizon and learn everything about the fundamentals of linguistics, language acquisition, and culture. I look forward to teach as well as learn from you!

Click on the links to the left to view the various lessons and resources.

Your comments/suggestions are always welcome.


Dr. Poornima D'Souza

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Andrews, Larry. Linguistics for L2 Teachers.(2001). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers
Recommended Texts
Crystal, David. TheCambridgeEncyclopedia of Language.Second Edition. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK: 2010 (CEL)
Freeman, David and Yvonne. Essential Linguistics. Heinemann. Portsmouth, NH: 2004
Adger, C. T., Snow, C. E., & Christian, D. (2002). What Teachers Need to Know About Language. IL: Delta Systems Co.,Inc., and The Center of Applied Linguistics

The overview of linguistics:
Finegan, E. (2012). Language Its Structure and Use. (Sixth ed.). MA: Michael Rosenberg.

Documents for the course:
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