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Teaching Language as Communication

by H.G. Widdowson

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  • ISBN: 9780194370776
  • ISBN10: 0194370771

Teaching Language as Communication

by H.G. Widdowson

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  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Publish date: 06/01/1978
  • ISBN: 9780194370776
  • ISBN10: 0194370771
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Description: Introduction1. Usage and Use1.1 Correctness and appropriacy1.2 Usage and use as aspects of performance1.3 Usage and use in classroom presentation1.4 Aspects of meaning: signification and value1.5 Usage and use in the design of language teaching materials1.6 Selecting areas of use for teaching language1.7 Summary and conclusionNotes and references2. Discourse2.1 Sentence, proposition and illocutionary act2.2 Cohesion and propositional development2.3 Coherence and illocutionary development2.4 The relationship between propositional and illocutionary development2.5 Procedures of interpretation2.6 Deriving discourse from sentences: an example2.6.1 Propositional development: achieving cohesion2.6.2 Illocutionary development: achieving coherence2.7 Conventions of coherence2.8 Deriving discourse by arrangement: another example2.9 Summary and conclusionNotes and references3. Linguistic skills and communicative abilities3.1 The four skills3.2 Activities associated with spoken language3.3 Activities associated with written language3.4 Reciprocal and non-reciprocal activities3.5 Linguistic skills and communicative abilities3.6 Retrospective and prospective interpretation3.7 Assimilation and discrimination3.8 Non-verbal communication3.9 Summary and conclusionNotes and references4. Comprehending and reading4.1 Preview4.2 The reading passage as dependent exemplification4.3 The reading passage as independent 'comprehension piece'4.3.1 Extracts: the problem of authenticity4.3.2 Extracts: the comprehending problem4.3.2.1 Priming glossaries4.3.2.2 Prompting glossaries4.3.3 Simplified versions4.3.4 Simple accounts4.4 Gradual approximation4.5 Comprehension questions: forms and functions4.5.1 Types of question by reference to form4.5.2 Types of question by reference to function4.5.2.1 Usage reference4.5.2.2 Use inference4.6 Other reading exercisesNotes and references5. Composing and writing5.1 Preview5.2 Types of grammar exercise5.3 Exercises in usage and use5.3.1 Composing sentences in passages5.3.2 Using the contexts of the reading passage5.4 Preparation exercises5.5 Exploitation exercises5.5.1 Gradual approximation: sentence to discourse units5.5.2 Gradual approximation: act to discourse units5.5.2.1 Focus on single illocutionary acts5.5.2.2 Relationships between pairs of acts5.5.2.3 Extension to larger discourse units5.5.3 Rhetorical transformation of discourse units5.5.4 Information transfer5.6 Summary and conclusionNotes and references6. Towards an integrated approach6.1 Preview: the need for integration6.2 The discourse to discourse scheme6.3 Types of procedure6.3.1 Demonstration: rhetorical transformation by gradual approximation6.3.2 Demonstration: rhetorical transformation by illocutionary change6.3.3 Demonstration: information transfer6.4 Principles of approach6.4.1 Rational appeal: the use of translation6.4.2 Integration and control6.5 Summary and conclusionbr /Notes and referencesIndex
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