Language teaching texts

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Oxford University Press, 1971 - Foreign Language Study - 346 pages
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Contents

THE FORM OF LANGUAGE
3
Systematic Grammar
13
Arrangement Form and Function Words
19
The Classmeaning of Words
25
Grammar and Lexis
31
Transformationalgenerative Grammar
38
The Levels of Language
48
Language and Writing
58
The Changing Meaning of Words
116
Correctness in Language
126
I
134
II
141
The Planning of the Language Teaching Operation
149
The Principles of Selection
155
I
161
II
168

The Mechanism of Speech
66
The Classification of English Vowels
74
The Classification of English Diphthongs
80
The Classification of English Consonants
87
Language in Context
96
Language in Conversation
104
The Significance of Signs
113
I
173
PRESENTATION
186
I
199
The Early Stages of Reading
217
The Teaching of the Writing Ability
234
Copyright

About the author (1971)

H. G. Widdowson is Honorary Professor at the University of Vienna and Professor Emeritus at the University of London. He is renowned in the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including "Defining Issues in English Language Teaching "(2002), "Linguistics" (1996), and "Practical Stylistics: An Approach to Poetry" (1992).