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ERIC Number: ED168360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Place of Literature in the Teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language.
Marckwardt, Albert H.
This inquiry into the role of literature in English as a second language is based upon an examination of six basic issues or principles: (1) the position of English as a foreign language within a country; (2) the aims of English instruction within a country; (3) the way in which the native literature is taught in a country; (4) the availability of English literature translations; (5) the particular nature of the English vocabulary and the well-established facts of word frequency and distribution; and (6) the role of literature in transmitting the target culture. Individual chapters are devoted to such topics as the role of English in the nation and in the schools; teaching the native literature; the teaching of literature in foreign language classes; factors influencing the teaching of literature in the foreign language curriculum including availability of translations, the cultural component in the literary curriculum, the vocabulary problem, and abridged texts; and what literature to teach. References are included in the text. (EJS)
The University Press of Hawaii, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.