Manifestations of Intuitions in the English Language

  • Anselm Premkumar Paul


This chapter interrogates common deviant intuitions encountered in the English language classroom, offers some speculative reasons for them and discusses the dissonances that they result in. It presents examples of learners’ intuitions manifested in the English language classroom. Through them, it makes the argument that one may not necessarily be aware of these intuitions – be they deviant or expected or inconsequential – because as educators, there is rarely an examination that seeks to establish a response to a ‘where are you coming from?’ question. As one reads this chapter, one may agree with some points, while disagreeing with others. It is precisely that this sort of discourse, if articulated for further interrogation, will create further opportunities for the improvement of individual ideas and collective advancement of the knowledge of a community of learners.


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  1. 1.Nanyang walkSingapore

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