Teaching Grammar: Form-Meaning Mapping

Starting from a discourse‐ or genre‐based approach has led to a complementary set of meaning–form mappings

Sheena Gardner

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Starting from a discourse‐ or genre‐based approach has led to a complementary set of meaning–form mappings
  • With connectionist research exploring form–meaning mappings in the brain through studies of processing time, and SLA theorists arguing for deep processing for effective learning, there has been a rise in popularity of approaches to teaching grammar that aim to encourage learners to work at making the connections between grammatical forms and associated meanings
  • A range of techniques compatible with this general approach are presented in this entry within a discussion of principles for teaching grammatical form–meaning mappings
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