The work of Brian Abbs and Ingrid Freebairn
Rixon, Shelagh and Smith, Richard. (2012) The work of Brian Abbs and Ingrid Freebairn. ELT Journal, Volume 66 (Number 3). pp. 383-393. ISSN 0951-0893Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccs022
The idea for this ‘Survey Review with a difference’ stems from a growing recognition that our profession has a history and particular stories worth telling (Howatt with Widdowson 2004; Smith 2004; Hunter and Smith 2012). It chimes also with the coming of age of ELT textbook research, which has been taken in interesting new directions (beyond simply textbook evaluation) by analysts including Littlejohn (1998), Kullman (2003), Waters (2009), Gray (2010), Harwood (2010), and Tomlinson and Masuhara (2010). This Survey Review was also stimulated by a desire to see how materials collected together over the last ten years in the Warwick ELT Archive (http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/elt_archive) could be mined in the service of useful history.
The article celebrates the achievements of Brian Abbs and Ingrid Freebairn, two of the most signiﬁcant ELT coursebook authors of the last 50 years. It focuses, in particular, on their (1975+) Strategies series. The article takes account of some of the criticisms that have been made of UK ELT coursebooks in general, while exploring a research approach which places value on the contributions of coursebook writers to ELT history.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ELT Journal|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Official Date:||3 July 2012|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 383-393|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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