Aspects of Language Teaching

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OUP Oxford, Apr 19, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 213 pages
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Professor Widdowson provides a critical review of the most prominent issues in language teaching today - among them the relevance of theoretical enquiry to practical pedagogy, and the relationship between grammar and discourse in communicative language teaching. He relates these issues to general perspectives on the nature of language and language learning.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Problems with solutions
7
The pragmatics of language teaching
29
Pedagogic research and teacher education
55
approaches to description
73
Grammar and nonsense and learning
79
The negotiation of meaning
99
General perspectives on pedagogy
117
The problems and principles of syllabus design
127
Methodology for the teaching of meaning
157
The roles of teacher and learner
181
Conclusion
193
Index
209
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H. G. Widdowson is at University of London.

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