ERIC Number: EJ322261
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Informal First? On the Sequencing of Styles in Japanese Language Teaching.
Backhouse, A. E.
Babel: International Journal of Translation, v20 n2 p8-12 Aug 1985
Argues in favor of introducing the informal style before the formal style in general Japanese language courses. Presents the pedagogical arguments under three headings: sociolinguistic, linguistic, and psycholinguistic. Suggests that the learning sequence should be (1) simple "futsuutai" sentences; (2) complex "futsuutai" sentences; and (3) "teineitai" sentences. (SED)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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