ERIC Number: ED062893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Back to Basics.
Foreign Language Beacon, v7 n1 p9, 34 F 1971, v7 n2 p25-26 W 1972, V7 n3 p5, 14 Spr 1972
This series of three articles focuses on basic language skills involved in second language learning. The first deals with the importance of pronunciation. The author argues that proper pronunciation and intonation cannot be achieved without recognizing the value of repetition drills and correct speech models. The second article considers modern linguistic theory concerning vocabulary study. The final study explores the relationship of the linguistic term "structure" and the word "grammar," concluding that despite the change of terminology in teaching methods, grammar is necessary for the development of linguistic competence and is here to stay. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Basic Skills, Grammar, Intonation, Language Instruction, Languages, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Modern Languages, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Languages, Speech, Structural Grammar, Teaching Methods, Traditional Grammar, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.