ERIC Number: ED036226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Mass Nouns and Count Nouns in French and English.
Goldsmith, Helen H.
A linguistic study of syntactic differences in the mass noun-count noun contrast in French and English reveals the problems encountered in the construction of illustrative sentences and other pattern drills. A definitional statement of the distinctions between the two classes of nouns includes numerous examples in both languages. By taking semantic and syntactic distinctions into consideration, the author suggests that the teaching of the forms and uses of the French article, particularly the partitive, will be made more effective. (RL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Form Classes (Languages), French, Function Words, Grammar, Language Instruction, Language Universals, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Nouns, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Structural Linguistics, Substitution Drills, Syntax
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