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Language Teaching: Linguistic Theory in Practice
Language Teaching: Linguistic Theory in Practice by Melinda Whong
Language Teaching: Linguistic Theory in Practice Author: Melinda Whong
Title: Language Teaching: Linguistic Theory in Practice
ISBN: 0748636358
ISBN13: 978-0748636358
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Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 1 edition (January 27, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1741 kb
Size EPUB version: 1292 kb
Subcategory: Words, Language & Grammar




How can theories of language development be understood and applied in your language classroom?By presenting a range of linguistic perspectives from formal to functional to cognitive, this book highlights the relevance of second language acquisition research to the language classroom. Following a brief historical survey of the ways in which language has been viewed, Whong clearly discusses the basic tenets of Chomskyan linguistics, before exploring ten generalisations about second language development in terms of their implications for language teaching. Emphasising the formal generative approach, the book explores well-known language teaching methods, looking at the extent to which linguistic theory is relevant to the different approaches. This is the first textbook to provide an explicit discussion of language teaching from the point of view of formal linguistics.