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Contrastive Grammar
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1. Definitions/preliminaries

The term ‘contrastive grammar’ connotes an approach to language teaching dominant in the 1960s and 1970s, which has since been discredited because of its extremely narrow definition: structural differences between languages do not exhaustively explain learning difficulties; they are neither…

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Utz Maas, “Contrastive Grammar”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0068>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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