Case Morphology and Language Teaching Revisited

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In this paper aspects of two distinctly different theoretical linguistics analyses of case, (a) Deep Structure Case Grammar, a transformational generative approach and (b) Systems of Participation, a concept taken from Form Content Analysis, a Saussurian‐based, functionally oriented, nontransformational non‐generative approach, are simplified, adapted, and synthesized into an applied linguistic model to improve the reading comprehension of students of selected Slavic languages possessing overt morphological case forms. This applied linguistic model does not claim to present a theoretical analysis of the case systems of these languages based on either of the two above‐mentioned theories, but rather a hypothetical pedagogical paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-294
JournalResearch on Language and Social Interaction
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985


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