Unpackaging the past : "CLT" through ELTJ keywords
Hunter, D. and Smith, Richard. (2012) Unpackaging the past : "CLT" through ELTJ keywords. ELT Journal, Volume 66 (Number 4). pp. 430-439. ISSN 0951-0893Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccs036
ELT history is often viewed as a succession of methods, but such a view tends to rest on a opackaging up' and labelling of complex and often contested past developments. This process ignores both continuity with earlier developments and diversity of contemporary opinion and often seems to serve as a way to clear the ground for self-proclaimed oprogress'. This article describes a study that was undertaken to promote an alternative view of the past. Taking as a starting point the way communicative language teaching (CLT) seems to be currently in the process of being packaged up in readiness for the odustbin of history', the study combined corpus-based and qualitative procedures to explore keywords in ELTJ articles during the early communicative period. By identifying themes discussed by contemporary writers themselves, we highlight areas of continuity with opre-communicative' methodology, and diversity within the communicative discussion itself, thus subverting the assumption that there was ever a wholly distinct, unitary, or oclassical' CLT to be lightly superseded.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ELT Journal|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Official Date:||October 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 430-439|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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