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ERIC Number: ED101550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 9
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Linguistic Remarks on Native Language Teaching.
Herrlitz, Wolfgang
The possible relevance linguistics could have for curriculum development in native language teaching is explored. The discussion focuses on three question: (1) Does the study of linguistic theory in school contribute to the development of the students' language competence? (2) Is the study of language a subject worth teaching? (3) Can linguistic study of communication in the classroom contribute to the development of language behavior? Language study is viewed here as a necessary and worthwhile activity because it expands the students' ability to critically analyze language use, various attitudes toward language behavior and social conditions, and the impact of linguistic differences. Linguists need to study language development under school conditions, so that major problems can be identified and alternatives designed in terms of language learning situations and optimal environments. In addition, careful analysis of the linguistic environment outside school and of its impact on language behavior should be considered a precondition for successful innovations in native language teaching. Theoretical language study must be integrated with actual language use in the classroom. Under this fundamental condition of integration, the study of language theory plays an important role in the language learning process. (PMP)
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