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ERIC Number: EJ928061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Linguistics in Language Teaching: The Case of Finnish and Hungarian
Tarsoly, Eszter; Valijarvi, Riitta-Liisa
Language Learning Journal, v39 n2 p219-235 2011
This paper discusses the role of various linguistic sub-disciplines in teaching Finnish and Hungarian. We sketch the profile of the two languages, including difficulties in learning and teaching them, and the context in which they are taught in the UK. Using examples from our own teaching, we argue that a linguistically oriented approach is well suited for less widely used and less taught languages as it enables students to draw comparative and historical parallels, question terminologies and raise their sociolinguistic and pragmatic awareness. A linguistic approach also provides students with skills for further language learning. (Contains 2 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom