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by revel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Should we liven this up a bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Should we liven this up a bit?

Hey all. Wow, hard to believe it's been over eight years since I last dropped in at Dave's ESL Café for a FGB. Nine years since I quit participating actively. So much has changed since then. In 2009, I "retired" from ESL teaching after a healthy 32 or so years doing that. You won't believe what I d...
by revel
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Most popular posters? "Stats"
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Deleted!?!

Hey all! Yes, I was in a tussy fuff and started deleting all of my contributions to Dave's when I felt that I was being unnecessarily brow-beaten by another poster. It was indeed infantile but it made me feel better at the time. It's a pity that I can't change the name of the thread now that it's ca...
by revel
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Most popular posters? "Stats"
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Left out! Boo Hoo!

Hey all! It's true, that since a recent personality scrape here at Dave´s, I have stopped posting with the regularity that I had, say, three years ago. However, I did want to point out my "Interpretative ESL" thread that, at the time it was active, was indeed active, and with a lot of views. I under...
by revel
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Why Everyone Should Study Linguistics
Replies: 68
Views: 15618

Hot water....

Hey all. Oh boy, I think I'm going to get myself into some hot water here, as I really don't know who all these experts are besides the "Ch" man, and have only browsed his ideas and that several years ago. But Stephen took the words right out of my fingertips when he pointed out that drilling in L 2...
by revel
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Totally demoralized
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

To the point

Hey all! Ay, Stephen, your posts are always right to the point. I myself have had to shut up and listen on more than one occasion when trying to take part in these forums. I think they should be taken with a grain of salt, especially when you feel attacked for your point of view, wherever you are co...
by revel
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: How to teach English
Replies: 50
Views: 7341

Sharing

Hey all. Again, I ask forgiveness for my tone in my last post, the response was to be expected though as I pointed out, I did not mean to offend. I was simply in a pretty sh*tty mood and it was reflected in my comments. As to being on my high horse without offering a hand (this thread begins to reek...
by revel
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: How to teach English
Replies: 50
Views: 7341

So glad....

Hey all. After having read the "research project" offered as a result of those few, grossly generalized questions, I am so glad that I did not take part in this discussion. Though the results are more or less presented in a clear way, they do not at all answer the questions posted. I am so glad my a...
by revel
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Asian challenges hearing and pronouncing R and L
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Thanks

Hey all!

Thanks, S Jones, for the info, I'll try to see if I can find the paper you mention, sounds interesting and a good piece of information for some of my students.

peace,
revel.
by revel
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Asian challenges hearing and pronouncing R and L
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Here's that link

Hey all. Here's that link: http://forums.eslcafe.com/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=791 Don't stop where I wrote my comments, roll on down to the comment made by CEJ where it is noted that the phonetic transcription into Japanese is nearly or is the same for both letters....visual interference. In the end,...
by revel
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Asian challenges hearing and pronouncing R and L
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

In a huff

Hey all. The OP does not indicate if the speaker he/she had difficulty understanding was speaking English or Spanish. I have to agree that the TA was a bit out of line generalizing in that manner, though generalities of the sort are often based on reality. I myself would not consider Pakistani or Ar...
by revel
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: More evil dialect thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 5790

Dubbed movies

Hey all. I remember seeing a movie dubbed into Spanish and then later seeing the same movie in VO. In the Spanish version I didn't get the taste of those southern people with their drawling accent (that is at times confused with dialect, at least in word choice if not in grammar) suddenly finding th...
by revel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: More evil dialect thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 5790

Tongue lashed

Hey all. I, too, have felt tongue-lashed for pigeon-holing different types of people with their different types of language, or their personal development in the acquisition or use of the language they use on a day to day basis. Please take my comments with a grain of salt.... I have discussed psych...
by revel
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 7216

"Yonks" (?) ago

Revel respectfully requests that his screen name not be associated with such derogatory terms as "wussy". Revel respectfully requests that metal56 not respond to any contribution made by Revel. Revel believes that metal56 has been abusive and unpleasant and does not deserve the bits wasted in this "...
by revel
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 7216

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by revel
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: need advice on evaluating students
Replies: 3
Views: 992

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