ERIC Number: ED036227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Potentials and Limitations of Contrastive Linguistic Analysis.
Banathy, Bela H.
The potential value and limitations of contrastive linguistic analysis (CLA) in pedagogical application are examined in this article. Attempts to quantify learning tasks in the modes of difference and difficulty are illustrated by the use of four diagrams: (1) a method of computing actual learning tasks, (2) two contrastive continuums, (3) a scheme of "similar-different" linguistic feature analysis, and (4) a comparison matrix. Concluding remarks bear on the necessity for both CLA and error analysis (EA) in the construction of foreign language instructional materials. (RL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Diagrams, Educational Objectives, Interference (Language), Language Classification, Language Instruction, Language Universals, Phonemics, Second Language Learning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Included in the Proceedings of the 20th Annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, April 11-12, 1969, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon