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ERIC Number: EJ491258
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
An Empirical Base for Teaching the Past Tense in German as a Foreign Language.
Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna
Foreign Language Annals, v27 n3 p391-404 Fall 1994
Offers an analysis of native speech data as a base for teaching the past tense in German. Interviews with native speakers revealed that the present perfect serves as the dominant past tense for main verbs; modal verbs, the copula "sein,""haben," and certain formulaic expressions occur in the preterite; and past tense use is linked to contextual and social factors. (33 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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