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Silva, Tony; Leki, Ilona – Modern Language Journal, 2004
This intellectual history of the disciplinary roots of second language (L2) writing research and pedagogy in English examines the influences of its feeder disciplines, composition studies and applied linguistics, and their parent disciplines, rhetoric and linguistics. After a brief history of L2 writing's two grandparent disciplines (rhetoric and…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Writing Research, Rhetoric, Intellectual History
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Walmsley, John B. – Modern Language Journal, 1984
Relates the central ideas of Wilhelm Vietor to their historical context, since he was the dominant figure of his time, in the history of applied linguistics. Author shows how Vietor's reforms of foreign language teaching found acceptance in subsequent language teaching, particularly in Germany. (SL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Grammar, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Performance