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Language Education

Controversies, Observations and Proposals

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Edited By Danuta Stanulewicz, Karolina Janczukowicz and Małgorzata Rocławska-Daniluk

This collection of papers explores various issues in English language teaching in Poland, mainly at the secondary and tertiary levels. The topics include Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and e-learning. The contributions also deal with teaching public speaking, pronunciation and writing. The contributors explore language education from the perspective of cognitive linguistics and propose solutions concerning English for Specific Purposes (Technical Writing in English and Maritime English) as well. The book also investigates teaching not only languages but also, inter alia, geography and linguistics, concentrating on the use of metaphors, prototypes and cognitive models.

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Some remarks on experiencing and sharing meaning in L2 (Tadeusz Danilewicz)

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Some remarks on experiencing and sharing meaning in L2

Tadeusz Danilewicz

University of Gdańsk

Abstract: This chapter discusses theoretical and applied linguistics approaches to language that appear to have corresponding assumptions in relation to the process of L2 learning and acquisition. The usage-based and lexical approaches focus on the process of learning L2 chunks (collocations) that facilitate experiencing and sharing meaning in L2. The two approaches to L2 learning and acquisition can help an L2 teacher to guide L2 learners in shaping their expressive potential in the target language.

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