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Query:   Sum: History of For. Lang. Teaching/Lang. Policy
Author:  Erica Benson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Applied Linguistics
History of Linguistics

Summary:   A few weeks ago, I posted a query for resources on the history of
foreign language teaching and language policy, and here are the
results. I appreciate all the recommendations and support that I
received in such a short amount of time! Your input has really
motivated me.

Best regards,

Erica J. Benson
Center for U.S. Studies
University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
benson@zusas.uni-halle.de

HISTORY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Bausch, Karl-Richard, Christ, and Krumm eds. (1995)_Handbuch
Fremdsprachenunterricht_. Second edition. Tubingen : Francke. 561 p.
Contains a section on the history of language teaching and includes a
number of references.

Bowen, J. Donald, Madsen, Harold, and Hiferty, Ann. eds.
(1985)_Techniques and Procedures_. ISBN 0-8384-2680-8

Celce-Muria, Marianne. ed. (1991)_Teaching English as a Second or
Foreign Language_. Boston, Mass.: Heinle & Heinle.
Includes a history of language teaching in the first chapter.

Diller, Karl Conrad. (1978) _The language teaching controversy_.
Second edition. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House Publishers. 174 p.
Note: First ed. published in 1971 under title: Generative grammar,
structural linguistics, and language teaching.

Howatt, Anthony P. R. (1984) _A history of English language
teaching_. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 394 p.
ISBN: 0 19437075 5
**This was the most recommended book.**

Kelly, Louis. G. (1969, 1976) _25 centuries of language
teaching; an inquiry into the science, art, and development of language
teaching methodology, 500B.C.-1969_. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House
Publishers, 474 p.
**This was the second most recommended book.**

Kibbee, Douglas A. (1991) _For to speke Frenche trewely : the
French language in England, 1000-1600: its status, description, and
instruction_. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co. 268 p.

Krashen, Stephen D. and Terrell, Tracy D. (1983) _The Natural
Approach: Language Acquisition in the Classroom_ Oxford: Pergmaon
Press;San Francisco: Alemany Press.
The first part (pp. 7-17) of the introductory chapter provides a very
short overview of the subject one list member has used with students.

LANGUAGE POLICY

Crawford, James. (1995) _Bilingual education : history, politics,
theory, and practice_Third edition. Los Angeles: Bilingual Educational
Services, 1995. 313 p.

Language Problems and Language Planning, a scholarly periodical,
published three times a year
by John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam.

TESOL Quarterly, Vol 30 No 3 (Autumn 1996)

Also mentioned
"Linguist (List) also had a whole discussion of language policy, some of
which was historical, last year some time. I would check their archives."

"The Center for Applied Linguistics are U.S. representatives for a
32-country study of language teaching; you might want to look at a
summary of our U.S. data (try http://askncbe@ncbe.gwu.edu.us, ask for
'Overview of Foreign Language Education in the United States'). Summaries
of all the countries participating can be gotten for 10 pounds from NFER
in England. nfer@clus1.ulcc.ac.uk."

Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems
http://infoweb.magi.com/~mfettes/crd.html
http://infoweb.magi.com/~mfettes/lplp.html

I would like to thank the following individuals who contributed to this
list:

Hannes Kniffka <ssp01@rs1.rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE>
Frances Ingemann <fing@UKANS.EDU>
Karen Stanley <kstanley@charlotte.infi.net>
Val Ashenfelter <VASHENFE@bentley.edu>
Dorine Houston <V2188G@VM.TEMPLE.EDU>
William Kelson <william@redestb.es>
Nancy Schwalen <sschwale@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Vera Menezes <vlmop@inetminas.estaminas.com.br>
Roy Iutzi-Mitchell <ffri@aurora.alaska.edu>
Paul Peranteau <paul@benjamins.com>
Barbara Robson <barbara@cal.org>
Mark Mandel <Mark@dragonsys.com>
Theresa Pruetl-Said <pruetlst@martin.luther.edu>

LL Issue: 8.267
Date Posted: 24-Feb-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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