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Formal Linguistics and Language Education

New Empirical Perspectives

  • Offers a linguistic perspective on language education and language teacher training

  • Promotes the integration of formal and functional views on language teaching

  • Highlights empirically-based approaches to learning first and second languages, linked to classroom settings

  • Assists collaboration between formal linguists and educationalists

Part of the book series: Educational Linguistics (EDUL, volume 43)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Formal Linguistics and Language Education: Bridging the Gap

    • Andreas Trotzke, Tanja Kupisch
    Pages 1-8
  3. Conceptual Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Grammatical Concepts for Pedagogical Grammar

      • Tom Rankin, Melinda Whong
      Pages 21-41
  4. Second/Third Language Settings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. The Present Tense in English, Again

      • Amber Dudley, Roumyana Slabakova
      Pages 133-154
    3. L2 Influence in L3 Acquisition: The Role of the L3

      • Rosalinde Stadt, Aafke Hulk, Petra Sleeman
      Pages 203-221

About this book

This volume focuses on work that has its origin and motivation in formal linguistics and theory-driven research on the acquisition of grammar, and on this basis tries to establish links to language pedagogy, including students’ and teachers’ beliefs about what ‘grammar’ actually is. The contributions to this volume cover a wide range of empirical linguistic domains and concern aspects of morphosyntax, including word order, inflectional morphology, article systems, pronouns, compounding patterns, as well as orthography and students’ general beliefs about grammar.


"There are very few volumes which include work for language education by researchers in formal linguistics. This volume does just that, looking at grammar both in terms of the teaching of grammar in general, and with treatment of specific areas of grammar. As such it is a welcome contribution to our understanding of language education, and the role of grammar in language teaching." (Melinda Whong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


Keywords

  • language didactics
  • formal language teaching
  • language teacher education
  • learning first and second languages
  • language pedagogy
  • language teacher training

Reviews

“There are very few volumes which include work for language education by researchers in formal linguistics. This volume does just that, looking at grammar both in terms of the teaching of grammar in general, and with treatment of specific areas of grammar. As such it is a welcome contribution to our understanding of language education, and the role of grammar in language teaching.” (Melinda Whong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Andreas Trotzke

  • University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø), Tromsø, Norway

    Tanja Kupisch

About the editors

Andreas Trotzke  is Außerplanmäßiger Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz and Research Fellow at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Trotzke is General Editor of the journal Pedagogical Linguistics. He got his PhD from the University of Freiburg in 2010 and has been a lecturer at the University of Potsdam and a postdoctoral fellow/visiting professor at MIT (2015), UC San Diego (2015), Stanford University (2016-2017), and UPF Barcelona (2018). He has recently been awarded the prestigious International Chair 2017 Empirical Foundations of Linguistics at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité/CNRS. His areas of expertise include the syntax-pragmatics interface, psycholinguistics, and language education.


Tanja Kupisch is Full Professor at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz and Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. She got her PhD from the University of Hamburg in 2006, specializing in bilingual first language acquisition. She has worked as a researcher and teacher at the universities of Calgary, McGill, Hamburg, Lund, Konstanz, and Tromsø, specializing in first, second, and third language acquisition, heritage bilingualism, bilectal acquisition, and language attrition, including child and adult learners. Her work focuses on phenomena such as nominal syntax and foreign accent, including the languages French, Italian, English, German, Turkish, and Russian.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Formal Linguistics and Language Education

  • Book Subtitle: New Empirical Perspectives

  • Editors: Andreas Trotzke, Tanja Kupisch

  • Series Title: Educational Linguistics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39257-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-39256-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-39259-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-39257-4

  • Series ISSN: 1572-0292

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1656

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 221

  • Number of Illustrations: 58 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Language Education, Teaching and Teacher Education

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-39257-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)