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Title :英文法教育と生成文法 : 疑問詞・関係詞を含む複文をめぐって
Title alternative :English Grammar Education and Generative Grammar : How to Teach Complex-Sentence wh-Questions and Complex-Sentence Relative Clauses
Authors :吉本, 靖
Authors alternative :Yoshimoto, Yasushi
Issue Date :15-Mar-2017
Abstract :Generative grammar is highly abstract,an d it is not designed with its application to language teaching in mind. It is no surprise,then,that generative grammatical analyses of English are mostly of no use in teaching English grammar to learners of English. Nevertheless,there are a few constructions that seem to be better taught using the analysis of generative grammar. This paper shows that complex-sentence wh-questions and complex-sentence relative clauses are such constructions. We will first examine how traditional English grammar books in Japan describe these constructions. Pointing out some difficulties with these descriptions,I will show how these constructions can be taught using the insights of generative grammar. This can be done with very few technical terms,a l though the operation of “wh-movement" needs to be introduced. By showing how wh-movement takes place,w e can expect learners to understand that complex-sentence wh-questions and complex-sentence relative clauses can be formed by the same mechanism,an d why they have the word order that they have.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1341-0482
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部国際言語文化学科(欧米系)
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/36687
Citation :琉球大学欧米文化論集 = Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies no.61 p.1 -20
Appears in Collections:No.61 (2017/3)

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