Innovation, Prescription and Pedagogy Which English is presented in English language teaching materials published in Italy in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries?

Nava, Andrea (2019) Innovation, Prescription and Pedagogy Which English is presented in English language teaching materials published in Italy in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries? DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6547. In: Lingue seconde e istituzioni: Un approccio storiografico. A cura di: Vicentini, Alessandra ; Lombardini, Hugo E.. Bologna: Clueb, pp. 123-143. ISBN 978‐88‐491‐5666‐9. In: Quaderni del CIRSIL, (13). ISSN 1973-9338.
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Abstract

The analysis of language teaching materials does not only provide tangible evidence of the implementation of methods but may also yield important information about the type and nature of language that has acted as input and normative reference for language learners in different contexts and different times. Previous research into ELT (English language teaching) materials as sources of information about English language norms and usage has almost exclusively targeted materials aimed at native English speakers. This article shifts the focus on to ELT materials aimed at learners of English as a foreign language, in particular Italian learners of English. The study is based on two highly successful ELT textbooks published in Italy between the second half of the 19th and the first few decades of the 20th centuries. Through a grammaticological investigation, the study seeks to provide a picture of the kind of English that is presented in historical Italian ELT materials, focusing in particular on how these materials evaluate syntactic changes occurring in English at the end of the 19th and into the 20th centuries.

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Nava, AndreaUniversità degli Studi di Milano
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English language teaching, history of grammatical categories, history of language teaching, popularization of linguistics, history of English grammar books.
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1973-9338
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978‐88‐491‐5666‐9
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