Sociology of scientific knowledge: Towards understanding sciences through language

Enhancing the acquisition of the knowledge of sciences has been for long a concern of educationists. The issue has been investigated from different perspectives. One of the most recent, which this paper explores, is a modern linguistic approach that views scientific knowledge as a representation of social reality; thus, understanding this knowledge should be based … Continue reading Sociology of scientific knowledge: Towards understanding sciences through language

The effect of language education policy on British economy

While reading The Economist, the print edition online, I stumbled upon this article which analysed the current trends in the politics of English language dominance and its consequences on the native speakers of the language, particularly those who enjoy the lingua mundi and remain in a comfort zone of monolingualism as well as on the economy of Britain and possibly … Continue reading The effect of language education policy on British economy

Linguistics as a field of study and a career: An inspiration from William Labov

Many young people, especially those who have just started college or are getting ready for college, are sometimes worried about what to study that would help them to get the job of their dream. Often time, college students who find themselves studying linguistics or thinking about studying the course would like to know what prospects … Continue reading Linguistics as a field of study and a career: An inspiration from William Labov