Making Progress Simpler?: Applying Cognitive Grammar to Tense-Aspect Teaching by Monika ReifMaking Progress Simpler?: Applying Cognitive Grammar to Tense-Aspect Teaching by Monika Reif

Making Progress Simpler?: Applying Cognitive Grammar to Tense-Aspect Teaching

byMonika Reif

Hardcover | December 23, 2011

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This study presents a new approach to tense-aspect teaching from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. Its aims are twofold: first, to provide a coherent account of the English tense-aspect system. To this end, a synthesis of Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar theory and Fauconnier’s Mental Space approach will be put forward. Second, to test the applicability and effectiveness of CL-informed learning materials in the language classroom. For that purpose, an empirical analysis was conducted involving German students of English at an upper-intermediate level. The study therefore addresses linguists and language teachers alike.
Monika Reif works as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany). She studied English and German Linguistics, Literature and Culture at the University of Koblenz-Landau, the University of Western Australia and University College London. In 2006 she received a teaching degree and in 2008 a master’s degree. Th...
Title:Making Progress Simpler?: Applying Cognitive Grammar to Tense-Aspect TeachingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 23, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363161120X

ISBN - 13:9783631611203

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Contents: A description of the English tense-aspect system from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics – Empirical study on tense-aspect teaching in the German higher education context – Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar – Fauconnier’s Mental Space Theory.