Linguistics and Second Language Teaching. Phil Hubbard Linguistics/English for Foreign Students Linguistics 1 November 30, 2011. Who am I?. Outline. Overview of linguistics in language t eaching Key points from Rothman (2010) Communicative language teaching model
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Linguistics/English for Foreign Students
November 30, 2011
Learning goal: develop “communicative competence”: (Savignon, 2001) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communicative_competence
Bolinger Principle (from The Grammar Book):
All the verbs are unaccusative. That is, they have a single argument that is semantically more like what we expect to see as a direct object in a transitive verb (e.g., a patient). Such verbs behave differently in many languages, and thus language learners often produce passive-like structures with these verbs, but not with agentive intransitives: “John was spoke first.”