local pragmatic norms and values

(A posting on fixing mistakes in students’ English; fragment of a presentation paper) Li (1999) suggests that three aspects, namely, phonology, lexis and grammar, as well as elements of communicative competence to be incorporated into the region English curriculum be carefully and wisely interpreted. Otherwise, our English teaching will produce […]

Fixing Mistakes in Students’ English

(A posting on a topic presented at an international conference) Presenting ‘creative language’: The creative language mentioned here is what is formally and academically known as ‘collocation’, which is simply a group of words which belong together and which are accepted to be common and/or English-sounding as judged by native […]

‘Creative Language’