1st Edition

Early Years of Reform

Edited By Anthony P R Howatt, Richard C Smith Copyright 2002

    This volume forms part of a five volume set charting the progress of the nineteenth century movement, which was instrumental in establishing international guidelines for the teaching of modern languages. It was during this period that for the first time, co-operation between phoneticians and teachers culminated in the publication of works that were instrumental in establishing the 'applied linguistic' approach to language teaching in the twentieth century. For the first time, too, the new science of psychology influenced a scientific theory of second language acquisition.
    The Reform Movement attracted support across Europe, spurring the development of new professional associations and journals. In turn, the publication in these journals of reports of innovative practice contributed to a greater sense of autonomy and professionalism among modern language teachers, who had hitherto tended to live under the shadow of classical language teaching. The practical innovations and theoretical suggestions for the foreign language teaching, although rooted in the nineteenth century, still have relevance today.

    1. A. Sayce (1879) 'How to Learn a Language' (Nature) 2. Wilhelm Vietor (1882/1883) Der Sprachenterricht mus umkehren! Ein Beitrag zur Uberburdungsfrage, 2nd Edition (Heilbronn: Henninger) 3. Karl Kun (1882/1883) Zur Methode des franzosische Klassenunterricht. Ein Beitrag zur Reform des Sprachenterrichts und zur UberbUrdungsfrage, 2nd Edition (Wiesbaden: Bergmann) 4. F. Franke (1884/1896) Die praktische Spracherlernung auf Grund der Psychologie und der Physiologie der Sprache Dargestellt, 3rd Edition (Leipzig: Reisland) 5. Henry Sweet (1884) 'On the Practical Study of Language', Part of the Programme Relating to the Thirteenth Address of the President, to the Philological Society (Transactions of the Philological Society) 6. Henry Sweet (1885/1904) Elementarbuch des gesprochenen Englisch (Grammatik, Texte und Glossar Clarendon Press & Leipzig: Tauchnitz) 7. H. Klinghardt (1885) 'Die Lautpsychologie in der Schule,' (Englische Studien) 8. Dhi Fonetik Titcer, 'Volume 1' (1886-1887) 9. Paul Passy (1887) Le phonetisme au congres philologique de Stockholm en 1886. Rapport presente au ministre de l'instruction publique (Delagrave & Hachette) 10. Otto Jespersen (1887) 'Der neue Sprachunterricht' (Englische Studien)