ERIC Number: ED385130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Concepts linguistiques en didactique des langues (Linguistic Concepts in the Teaching of Languages).
Alvarez, Gerardo; Perron, Denise
Basic linguistic concepts are presented and their links with second language learning and teaching are examined. The book is intended as a guide for teachers and others interested in second language instruction. Chapters address the following concepts: the relationship of language and linguistics, including basic terminology of discussion about language; language variation and the evolution of language norms; human communication, encoding and decoding, language functions, and nonverbal communication; the structure of language, content and form, and context; the role of applied linguistics in the teaching of languages; phonology and phonological skills; writing and its relationship to spoken language; words, discourse elements, and morphology; lexical competence and the teaching of meaning in a foreign language; grammar and syntax; text and text elements; and competence in discourse, including pragmatics, situational competence, and speech acts. Each chapter contains a list of recommended additional readings and several exercises to reinforce the concepts discussed. Contains 21 pages of references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Role, Language Skills, Language Variation, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Phonology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Semantics, Speech Skills, Syntax, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Center for Research on Language Planning, Quebec (Quebec).