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Unread postby chrissy » 05 Feb 2013, 16:34

how do i describe the technical terms for form and meaning although i understand the basic meanings i am struggling to complete a 100 word essay on meaning alone
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Unread postby Alex Case » 08 Feb 2013, 21:54

Do you mean the difference between form and meaning, e.g. past tenses not always meaning the past?
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Unread postby jirkux » 13 Feb 2013, 00:14

The question seems rather general, but form and meaning are often discussed when talking about various teaching methods. There were some form-focused method in the past (Grammar Translation Method for instance) and you may say that nowadays the methods are rather meaning-focused (understanding the form itself doesn't mean that you will be able to use the form naturally in everyday interaction).
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