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Language & Teaching

A Psychological View, 1st Edition

By Peter Herriot


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Language is the basic means of communication in the classroom. It is therefore vital that teachers should know something about its acquisition, development, possible defects and the ways in which they may understand and develop its communicative powers.

Peter Herriot describes the relationship with thinking, with personal and social development and its manifestations in the classroom. All this is described from the point of view of the psychologist and incorporates many of the findings of contemporaneous psychological research. But the author carefully avoids the jargon of psychology nor does he assume any prior knowledge of linguistics or psychology. Thus Language and Teaching should be especially useful to the student of education or those already engaged in teaching. It is a primer of communication.

Table of Contents

1 Communication 2 Some Definitions 3 Language Behaviour as a Skill 4 Language Acquisition 5 Language Deficit and Remediation 6 Language and Thinking 7 Language and Personal Development 8 Language and Social Development 9 Language Behaviour in the Classroom 10 Psychological Background Bibliography Glossary Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach