The Influence of Neurolinguistic Applications on Second Language Research: Reviewing the Issues and Refocusing the Debate

Masoud Mahmoodzadeh


The influence of neurolinguistic applications on second language pedagogy has often been a controversial subject of dispute. As such, researchers in this field have faced with some blurred and conflicting views in terms of the pedagogical applicability of neurological discoveries for second language instruction. In light of this research-based concern, the current short paper attempts to review the related issues and refocus the current direction of the neurolinguistic-second language pedagogy debate. The paper also concludes with some suggestions made in favor of an alternative neurolinguistic outlook for L2 researchers.


Neurolinguistic research, neurolinguistic applications, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Second Language Teaching (SLT)

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