Perspectives on Pedagogical Grammar

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This volume includes articles on theory and research in pedagogical grammar written by authorities from around the world. In the paperback edition, Professor Odlin brings together eleven authorities from various parts of the world to update current theory and research in pedagogical grammar. The first section addresses grammatical analysis, covering Chomskyan Universal Grammar and a number of alternative models. The second section shows how lexicon and discourse rules interact with and influence the grammatical system. A final section deals directly with applications, outlining effective methods of teaching grammar in different areas of the language curriculum.
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'Overall, this volume should do much to raise the consciousness of teachers regarding possibilities for improved language teaching.' QATESOL Newsletter No.2, 1995

'My own opinion is that, provided potential readers have experience with one half of the title - that is, either they are already teachers or they have a strong theoretical knowledge of grammar - this book will be not only accesible but informative and thought provoking.' VATME Newsletter, no.56, 1995 - Review Special

'… appeal to readers who want to extend that limited knowledge; and, as befits the workd 'pedagogical' in its title, the contributors work hard to make their topics comprehensible. Provided potential readers have experience with on half of the title — that is, either they are already teachers or they have a strong theoretical knowledge of grammar — this book will be not only accessible but informative and thought provoking.' VATME Newsletter No 56, 1995

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521449908
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
I What Sort of Grammar? 23
Ch. 2 Universal Grammar and the learning and teaching of second languages 25
Ch. 3 Non-transformational theories of grammar: Implications for language teaching 49
Ch. 4 Rules and pedagogical grammar 72
II Grammar, Lexicon, and Discourse 97
Ch. 5 Words and their properties: Arguments for a lexical approach to pedagogical grammar 99
Ch. 6 Grammatical consciousness-raising and learnability 123
Ch. 7 Functional grammars, pedagogical grammars, and communicative language teaching 140
Ch. 8 Learning to function with the other tongue: A systemic functional perspective on second language teaching 179
III Putting Grammar to Work 227
Ch. 9 The effect of systematic instruction on learning the English article system 229
Ch. 10 Linguistic theory and pedagogic practice 253
Ch. 11 The Introspective Hierarchy: A comparison of the intuitions of linguists, teachers, and learners 271
Ch. 12 From printout to handout: Grammar and vocabulary teaching in the context of Data-driven Learning 293
Ch. 13 Conclusion 314
Glossary 318
Index 333
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