Tag: grammar

Teaching Grammar for Active Use: an Exploration of Three Instructional Techniques

The present paper reports on a study that was carried out to compare the effectiveness of three instructional techniques, namely dialogues, focused tasks, and games on teaching grammar. The participants were 48 pre-intermediate EFL students that formed three experimental groups. A posttest consisting of 20 productive items was administered at

Noam Chomsky: Post-Structural Anarchist

Noam Chomsky (an essentialist who subscribes to the Cartesian notion of the mind) is one of the most articulate of modern intellectuals. This essay attempts to unravel the connection between Chomsky’s notion of language as connected to an innate device in the mind and the making of an anarchist society

LiBRI: The Dynamism of Free Combinations Concerning a Part of Speech: The Adjective in French

This paper is related to peculiar aspects of French grammar, namely the adjectival behaviour along its evolution from free combinations. The analysis starts from the status of the adjective as modifier of a noun to the one of being a modifier of itself (nominalization), to verbal modifier. The author of

Risk-Assessment for Stylistic Problems in Writing and Translating Technical Texts

Nadia-Nicoleta Morărașu and Luminița Drugă acknowledge not only the importance and utility of technical translation, but also the risks that this transfer of meaning imply if the translation is not accurate. The two authors aim at clearly establishing the hazards implied by an excessive usage of technical jargon, the evaluation

LiBRI: The Evolution of Na in Bantu Languages

H.M. Batibo and Marie-Françoise Rombi have reflected upon the evolution of Na in Bantu Languages and have brought their research to light in the latest volume of LiBRI journal. The link word na in Bantu languages has been identified as one of the forms inherited from the ancestral language, commonly