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Linguistics and Language Teaching


reviewed by Peter H. Salus - 1969

coverTitle: Linguistics and Language Teaching
Author(s): John P. Hughs
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This is a bad book. One would have hoped after the debacle of Professor Hughes' The Science of Language (1962), surely the most error-ridden linguistics text of the past thirty years, that Random House would have checked this effort more carefully. They do not seem to have done so. Linguistics and Language is split into two parts: Linguistic Science (seven chapters, pp. 11-64) and Linguistics in the Classroom (seven chapters, pp. 67-130). The second of these, though weak, is much better than the first; but as we have W. G. Moulton's MLA monograph, A Linguistic Guide to Language Learning, it is both surpassed and superfluous. The chapters devoted to Linguistic Science do a great disservice to the field of linguistics. No one can deny that Professor Hughes writes in a readable way, but why does he misrepresent and distort to the extent that he does? On p. 15, for example, a sentence from... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 4, 1969, p. 382-383
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1921, Date Accessed: 8/23/2019 4:09:59 PM

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