ERIC Number: EJ589725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Instructional Value of Voice in Elementary French.
Blackburn, James E.
Dialog on Language Instruction, v13 n1-2 p45-72 1999
Proposes teaching three ways to suppress the agent in French: indefinite subject pronoun, pronominal verbs, and passive voice. Recommends that, instead of showing beginning students how to avoid the passive, they should learn how to stress activity at the expense of the agent. Contemporary or recent beginning and intermediate textbooks are evaluated for their approach to voice. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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