ERIC Number: ED053584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-5
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The Use of Case Grammar in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Nilsen, Don L. F.
The use of case frames of verbs as a control for the teaching of vocabulary items has a number of distinct advantages over other controls. The case frame associated with a particular vocabulary item, or with a particular semantic class, would be the same in the native and the target language (English). This would have the advantage of allowing the student to see how his language is the same as the target language. It would also enable the materials to be situationally as well as structurally controlled, and allow the student to use conceptual (as well as syntactic) clues in learning new vocabulary items. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Applied Linguistics, Case (Grammar), Deep Structure, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages), Kernel Sentences, Language Instruction, Language Universals, Phrase Structure, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Structural Linguistics, Surface Structure, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Verbs
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Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 5, 1971