Teaching Language : From Grammar to Grammaring Paperback
A must-read for every language teaching professional, Teaching Language: From Grammar to Grammaring explores the regular, predictable elements of language as well as the potential creativity of its underlying system.
By combining a wide range of view points with her own personal experiences and studies, Diane Larsen-Freeman challenges the static descriptive ideas of grammar, based on rules, and promotes the more fluid and dynamic notions of reason-driven grammaring, which she defines as "the ability to use grammar structures accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately." The reader is left not with an encyclopedic set of definitions, but rather with a deeper understanding of the organic nature of language and its acquisition, and a honed set of tools with which to approach language in language teaching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/10/2001
- Category: ELT: teaching theory & methods
- ISBN: 9780838466759