Principled grammar teaching

Show simple item record Batstone, Robert en Ellis, Roderick en 2012-03-16T02:04:35Z en 2012-03-28T22:41:09Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation System 37(2):194-204 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0346-251X en
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dc.description.abstract A key aspect of the acquisition of grammar for second language learners involves learning how to make appropriate connections between grammatical forms and the meanings which they typically signal. We argue that learning form/function mappings involves three interrelated principles. The first is the Given-to-New Principle, where existing world knowledge is exploited as a resource for connecting known or ,given, meaning with new form-meaning mappings. The second is the Awareness Principle, which states that discovering new mappings between form and meaning is a process which necessarily involves awareness. The third is the real-operating conditions principle, whereby the process of acquiring form-meaning mappings is not complete until learners are able to practice them in a communicative context and through a primary focus on meaning rather than on form. The challenge for grammar instruction is to create conditions for each of these three principles. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
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dc.relation.replaces 2292/14539 en
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dc.title Principled grammar teaching en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.system.2008.09.006 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 194 en
pubs.volume 37 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
pubs.end-page 204 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 99250 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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