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The Linguistic Sciences and Language Teaching


reviewed by Ruth Crymes 1966

coverTitle: The Linguistic Sciences and Language Teaching
Author(s): M. A. K. Halliday, Angus McIntosh, Peter Strevens
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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American language teachers both at home and abroad—who may be teachers of English as a foreign language or of modern foreign languages or of English to native speakers—are today assessing the role that linguistics has played in language teaching in the last decade or two (somewhat longer in teaching English as a foreign language and modern foreign languages than in teaching the native language), and they are trying to identify what its role should be from now on. They find these two related tasks complicated both by the variety and intensity of current American linguistic scholarship and by the uncertainty that they feel as teachers about their own role in relation to linguistics. British language teachers have come more recently to an interest in the application of linguistics to language teaching. Only within the last few years have British teachers of English as a foreign language granted the teaching of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 5, 1966, p. 382-382
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2356, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 9:35:49 PM

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