LINGUIST List 12.6

Sun Jan 7 2001

Qs: Teachers' Talk & EFL, Perception Verbs

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  1. gary zhang, Teachers' talk and EFL
  2. J-C Khalifa, perception verbs

Message 1: Teachers' talk and EFL

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 01:09:50 +0800
From: gary zhang <>
Subject: Teachers' talk and EFL

Dear Linguists,

I am working on a project on EFL, which is about the effect of teacher
talk(the language teacher uses in explaining the language and managing
the class) on learners' output. i.e. How does teacher's language used
in the classroom influence the students' learning and acquisition
which is shown in their output? ld you suggest anything
articles or material on the internet?

Thank you.
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Message 2: perception verbs

Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 17:00:03 +0100
From: J-C Khalifa <>
Subject: perception verbs

Hi & happy new year to all of you,

Does anyone know of corpus studies into the relative frequency of -ING, TO 
and THAT complements after perception verbs in English? I'm also interested 
in TO and ING passives of such verbs and their relative frequencies. For 
instance, it has been noted that WATCH, contrary to, say, SEE or HEAR, does 
not admit of a TO passive (*John was watched to enter the building) ; but a 
very cursory search of the BNC shows that the -ING passive is extremely 
rare (I only found 1 attested example so far).
Any help with references would be greatly appreciated.

		Jean-Charles Khalifa
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