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Fischer, Robert A. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Presents a learning transfer principle, based on transfer theory and contrastive analysis, as a solution to the inductive-deductive controversy in second language teaching methodology. (AM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Deduction, Grammar, Induction
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Fox, Cynthia A. – Modern Language Journal, 1993
Some 147 teaching assistants responded to the Survey of First Year Graduate Teaching Assistants in French, part of which focused on handling typical student questions on grammar. Analysis suggests that TAs do not conceptualize language according to the model of communicative competence proposed by Canale and Swain. (36 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Graduate Students, Grammar
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Glisan, Eileen W.; Drescher, Victor – Modern Language Journal, 1993
A study examined the occurrence of specific grammatical structures (double object pronouns, nominalization with "lo," demonstrative adjectives/pronouns, and possessive adjectives/pronouns) in oral samples of native speaker Spanish and compared the results with the treatment of the structures in six beginning-level college Spanish textbooks.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grammar, Higher Education, Language Patterns
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Dekeyser, Robert M. – Modern Language Journal, 1993
The efficiency of oral error correction was investigated as a function of 35 Dutch-speaking high school seniors' individual characteristics of aptitude, motivation, anxiety, and previous achievement. Results were mixed but generally suggest that error correction does not lead to across-the-board improvement of achievement. (Contains 55…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Error Correction, Foreign Countries, Grammar