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ERIC Number: ED276319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Psycholinguistic Approach to a Pedagogic Grammar.
Phillips, Geoffrey
A grammar based on speech acts to be used by second language teachers, syllabus planners, and instructional materials writers is outlined. The grammar proposes only two basic categories of speech act: (1) those involving a negotiation between speaker and addressee, and (2) those designed by the speaker to give information to the addressee. The largest portion of the grammar would apply to informational speech acts and resemble a traditional grammar, and a separate section involving the same linguistic forms but including most of the imperatives and questions would focus on negotiation. The argument that English lends itself to this approach is illustrated with the English system of modals and a conversation from a British novel. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: Psycholinguistics and Foreign Language Learning. Papers from a conference (Stockholm, Sweden and Abo, Finland, October 25-26, 1982); see FL 016 291.