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1 X-Word Grammar: Pedagogical Power for the Classroom THE INTERNATIONAL LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION 59 TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, PARIS, FRANCE, UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS II, PANTHÉON-ASSAS, MAY 22-24, 2014

2 X-Word Grammar AN INTRODUCTION

3 Robert L Allen

4 TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NEW YORK

5 “At 10 am every Saturday morning…” Room 408

6 SECTOR ANALYSIS

7 X-Word Grammar spreads.

8 What’s so good about it?  It relates form to meaning ; ;  It reduces the need for terminology ;  It allows students to create new structures and combinations in real writing.  X-Word grammar shows syntax to be the main grammatical device of English;  It gives more advanced writers simple editing skills ;  It makes the structure of English highly visual ;  It allows students to “discover ” English in authentic texts of any level;  It shows that the verb system is 100% consistent in form;

9 Used successfully with  Immigrants (ESL students)  Students of English as a Foreign Language  Deaf students  Native Speakers of English  Business writers  Linguistics students

10 The X-word Grammar Wiki People Ideas Materials Articles Books Methods

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12 THANK YOU XWORDGRAMMAR.PBWORKS.COM


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