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Main Schools of Grammar, Grammar in Schools and Pedagogical Grammar
Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Alduais
Dept. of English, King Saud University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Purpose: To present theoretically the major schools of grammar in relation to teaching
approaches of grammar in schools and using grammar in pedagogy.
Method: Reviewing previous studies and related literatureusing analytical analysis to
achieve the above mentioned aim of this paper.
Results: Results indicated that the major schools of grammar are: traditional, structural and
transformational grammars respectively due to great influence on the field of language study in
general and language teaching, learning and pedagogy in particular. Besides, each school of
grammar has proved more powerful for teaching certain learner’s levels: traditional grammar
for non-native speakers, structural grammar for native speakers, and transformational grammar
for advanced level learners in both cases native and non-native speakers.
Conclusions: This study is concluded with that each and every approach of the three
introduced major schools of grammar has its strengths and weaknesses and that is why a new
approach that could be called pedagogical grammar has to be initiated and launched by teacher
grammar, major schools of grammar, traditional grammar, structural grammar, transformational grammar, grammar in schools, pedagogical grammar
Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 11:59
Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/2720/2287
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Volume 1, Number 1, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887
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