ERIC Number: ED121071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Four Papers of the Pecs Conference on Contrastive Linguistics (Pecs, 14-16 October 1971). The Hungarian-English Contrastive Linguistics Project, Working Papers No. 4.
Dezso, Laszlo, Ed.; Nemser, William, Ed.
The following conference papers are included here: (1) "Language Typology and Contrastive Linguistics," by Laszlo Dezso and William Nemser, summarizes the history of typology and discusses the application of typology to research on language acquisition. (2) "Contrastive Aspects of British and American English with Implications for Hungarian Learners of English," by Eva Diosy-Stephanides, contrasts vowel sounds, considering constant and variable differences, distributional differences, and stress and rhythm. (3) "Interrogative Sentences in English: A Language-Teaching Problem for Hungarians," by Adam Nadasdy, points out that because in Hungarian partial questions differ basically from total questions, total and partial questions should be dealt with separately when English is taught to Hungarians. (4) "A Contrastive Analysis of English and Hungarian Textbooks of English," by Eva A. Stephanides, describes the texts; compares presentations of English phonology; deals with English nominal and verbal categories; and treats sentence word order, clauses, gerunds and participles. (CHK)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, English, English (Second Language), Hungarian, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Typology, Language Universals, North American English, Textbook Evaluation
Dorothy Rapp, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, Virginia, 22209 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Linguistics Inst.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.