Language Marcheth On Despite Lockdowns, Laziness and Language Teachers

Leo Selivan


Language is a constantly changing organism. Using examples of recent and no-so-recent linguistic changes we will explore the reasons why language change is inevitable, look at how grammar emerges from usage (both at historical and developmental level) and highlight some so-called grammar rules that offer little value to the learner and even misrepresent how language is used.


Over his almost 20 years in ELT, Leo Selivan has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, lecturer and materials developer. Known on social media as Lexical Leo, he is passionate about the Lexical Approach, which was the subject of his first book, Lexical Grammar (CUP, 2018). His second book, Activities for Alternative Assessment (DELTA Publishing), came out last year.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? Yes, DELTA Publishing

Scheduled for

Date: Sunday, 2022-09-18, 13:25 - 14:25
Place: prof.RadwaƄskiego Aula