Victor Hanzeli (Ph.D., Indiana University, LL.B., University of Budapest) is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Washington. During the summers of 1962 and 1965 Professor Hanzeli was Lecturer in French Linguistics at the NDEA Institute of the University of Kentucky; in 1964 he was Director of the Summer Program of the University of Washington at Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the author of several articles, among them: “Programmed Learning in French: Work in Progress,” French Review, XXXV (May 1962), 587–589; and “Internship for Teaching Assistants,” Improving College and University Teaching, XVI (Spring 1968), 110–112.
Linguistics and the Language Teacher
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1968 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 42–50, October 1968
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Hanzeli, V. E. (1968), Linguistics and the Language Teacher. Foreign Language Annals, 2: 42–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1968.tb00283.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
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ABSTRACT: In this paper, delivered at the 1967 Annual Meeting of ACTFL in Chicago, it is claimed that the relationship between linguists and language teachers has been tainted with excessive claims on the part of some linguists and with servile imitation or misunderstanding on the part of some teachers, that the school of linguistic thought that created applied linguistics is being seriously challenged on theoretical grounds, and that the relevance of the new generative transformational grammar for language teaching is not yet apparent. On the positive side, it is noted that recent studies in linguistic theory and psycholinguistics tend to broaden our understanding of language and language learning, and that teachers who are willing to study it may contribute to this understanding and develop with linguists a relationship based on mutual respect and collaboration, rather than ignorant hostility or slavish bandwagoneering.