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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The use of graphics for teaching the structure of the target language is examined as an extension of the traditional use of graphics to teach vocabulary and text comprehension. The concept is illustrated with examples from several languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Diagrams, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Foreign language teaching concentrates on phonology, morphology and syntax, to the neglect of semantics and vocabulary. The method of teaching meaning that is proposed here is based on the concepts of "contextual" semantics. An experiment in the use of the method is also briefly described. (KM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Instruction, Lexicology, Linguistic Competence
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses the use of puzzles as supplementary activity in the language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Contrastive analysis has an important role to play in the contemporary second-language classroom. It will move more and more into a domain of analysis that will focus on the underlying conceptual systems of the native language and target language. (Contains 48 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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Danesi, Marcel; Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
It is argued that the demise of traditional language teaching methods is due to their incompatibility with the dual nature of the brain's organization. The concept of neural "bimodality," with brain hemispheres receiving incoming stimuli in tandem, not separately, is described as a basis for discussion of brain-compatible language teaching. 63…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Research, Second Language Instruction
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Proposes that heritage language education research findings in Canada fall within three interpretive frames, involving (1) interdependence, which posits that languages complement each other; (2) narrativity, which suggests that there is a narrative structure to the developing mind; and (3) cognitive enhancement, which posits that language and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Processing
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Danesi, Marcel; Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
The annotated bibliography of articles from five years of the journal contains 182 citations, with abstracts in both English and French, in 10 categories: psychology of language learning, applied linguistics, methodology, equipment and media, curriculum, testing and evaluation, teacher education, materials development, culture, and general…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Applied Linguistics, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development