ERIC Number: ED157385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Punjabis Learning English: Word Order. TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol. l, 1977.
When teaching English as a second language to speakers of Punjabi, it is useful for the teacher to have some knowledge of the students' native language. This paper analyzes the differences in word order between English and Punjabi. The five basic sentence patterns in English are contrasted with the equivalent sentence patterns in Punjabi. Activities are suggested that can be used to teach English word order to Punjabi students or to students of other language backgrounds. (CFM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Grammar, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Panjabi, Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Sentences, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Verbs, Word Order
Maureen C. Sawkins, British Columbia Association of TEAL, c/o King Edward Campus, V.C.C., 2750 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ($2.50 Canadian plus $.50 postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Association of Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver.