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ERIC Number: ED011739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 11
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SOME PEDAGOGICAL DANGERS IN RECENT LINGUISTIC TRENDS.
BARRUTIA, RICHARD
THE OVERLY STRINGENT APPLICATION OF THEORIES OF RULE-GOVERNED GRAMMAR TO LANGUAGE TEACHING CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR THE LEARNER. ELABORATION OF A RULE OF GRAMMAR IN ADVANCE OF DRILL HOLDS THREE DANGERS--(1) THE FALSE SECURITY WHICH RESULTS WHEN THE STUDENT FEELS THAT HE HAS LEARNED SOME ELEMENT OF VERBAL COMMUNICATION BECAUSE HE CAN STATE THE RULE, (2) THE INTERFERENCE IN UTTERANCE CONTROL, WHICH OCCURS NOT ONLY WHEN RULE-ORIENTED LEARNERS TRY TO SPEAK THE TARGET LANGUAGE, BUT ALSO WHILE THE PRACTICE DRILL IS IN PROGRESS, AND (3) THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENT TO LEARN HOW TO LEARN LANGUAGES, PROBABLY THE GRAVEST OF THE THREE DANGERS, FOR IT CAN HAMPER HIS LEARNING TO PERCEIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND TO ANALOGIZE. ON THE OTHER HAND, IF THE GRAMMAR IS PRESENTED AS A FINAL STEP OF A DRILL, OR NOT AT ALL, THERE IS THE DANGER THAT THE UNDERACHIEVERS, AND PERHAPS OTHERS, WILL BE INCAPABLE OF FORMULATING THE RULE FOR THEMSELVES. THE SOLUTION IS TO LET THOSE WHO CAN DISCOVER PATTERNS, DO SO. THEN, TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE DRILL PRESENTATION, THE TEACHER CAN ASK THE STUDENT WHAT IS TAKING PLACE GRAMMATICALLY, DISTILL HIS DESCRIPTION INTO A CONCISE, SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT, AND, FINALLY, PROVIDE ADDED DRILL FOR REINFORCEMENT. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING," VOLUME 4, NUMBER 3, 1966. (AUTHOR)
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