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  • Prescriptive Grammar

    what people actually say‚ not what they should say. To a linguist‚ grammar consists of those constructions judged acceptable by a native speaker’s intuitions. This is what it means to say that linguistics is descriptive and not prescriptive. Linguistics is descriptive‚ not prescriptive. Many people associate knowing a language with speaking and writing it according to the grammatical rules established for that language in grammar books and dictionaries. The study of linguistic competence does not

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  • Research on Prescriptive Grammar and Its Comparison with Descriptive Grammar

    i Research on Prescriptive Grammar and Its Comparison with Descriptive Grammar ii Abstract In English linguistics‚ there are two approaches which are opposite to each other theoretically: prescriptive grammar and descriptive grammar. These two grammars were born in different historical conditions‚ and the application rules involved in has been still under the dispute through the development of English linguistics. It is significant to study the development trend and application in English

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  • Theoretical Grammar

    1. The subject of theoretical grammar and its difference from practical grammar. The following course of theoretical grammar serves to describe the grammatical structure of the English language as a system where all parts are interconnected. The difference between theoretical and practical grammar lies in the fact that practical grammar prescribes certain rules of usage and teaches to speak (or write) correctly whereas theoretical grammar presents facts of language‚ while analyzing them‚ and gives

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  • Grammar Exam

    1. L-ge and speech. We use language in speech. Language is a system of signs‚ of meanings‚ of expressions‚ registered in different written sources. Speech is a kind of manifestation of the system of language in the process of communication. Language as a system consists of material and non-material parts. The system of the language consists of material units (words‚ texts) and rules of their use (non-material). Speech includes the act of producing of utterance. The units of language form hierarchal

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  • What is Grammar?

    What is Grammar? & Language Awareness


 Learning grammar in school was particularly a good experience for me. I had the privilege to have a wonderful English grammar teacher named Mrs. Rivera. I’d like to mention that I’ve lived in Puerto Rico for all of my life (recently moved to Chile) and Spanish is the main language spoken in the island. English is taught mainly as a second language in most schools around the country. Despite that fact‚ English wasn’t my native language. I learned it thanks

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  • Grammar Translation Method

    The Grammar - Translation Method[1] Introduction As the names of some of its leading exponents suggest (Johann Seidenstucker‚ Karl Plotz‚ H. S. Ollendorf‚ and Johann Meidinger)‚ Grammar translation was the offspring of German scholarship[2]‚ the object of which according to one of its less charitable critics‚ was "to know everything about something rather than the thing itself" (W. H. D. llouse‚ quoted In Kelly 1969: 53). Grammar Translation was in fact first known in the United States

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  • Grammar Translation Method

    acquisition. Two of the techniques that are popularly used are: Grammar Translation Method and Direct Method of Learning Vocabulary. Hypothesis Critically comparing both the methods‚ it can be stated that neither of these are dominant over another because they are appropriate for a specific type of students where Grammar Translation Method is appropriate for primary

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  • English Grammar Teaching

    TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS GRAMMAR? WHAT IS GRAMMAR? There are two definitions of grammar according to the Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms: • The systematic study and description of a language. • A set of rules and examples dealing with the syntax and word structures of a language‚ usually intended as an aid to the learning of that language. IMPORTANT IDEAS • • • • • 1. Grammar is broad. 2. Grammar has no clear boundaries. 3. The KS3 Framework for English

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  • Inductive Grammar Teaching

    OK. Today‚ we will discuss grammar teaching. This chapter includes 5 titles. The first one is: A) Introducing Grammar This part of the chapter gives us examples and principles on how to introduce a grammatical function or a grammatical structure. Examples given here are actually based on inductive methods of grammar teaching. First I want to give you a brief comparison of inductive and traditional methods of grammar teaching. Traditional Method: 1- It defines rules and exceptions at the first

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  • Principles of grammar teaching

    WHAT IS THE GRAMMAR………………………………………4 1.1 The Importance of grammar………………………………………….….4 1.2 The Psychological Characteristic of Grammar Skills……………………4 1.3 The Content of Teaching grammar…………………………………….…6 PART 2 MAJOR METHODS AND PRINCIPLES …………………...…….8 1.1 A Brief Review of the Major Methods of Foreign Language Teaching.…8 1.1.1 The Grammar Translation method…………………………………..…8 1.1.2 The Direct Method……………………………………………………..9 1.1.3 The Audiolingual Method……………………………………….……10 1.1.4 Grammar explanations

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