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Reif, Monica: Making Progress Simpler? Applying Cognitive Grammar to Tense-Aspect Teaching. 247 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / Bruxelles / New York / Oxford / Wien: Lang, 2012.
ISBN: 978-3-631-61120-3

This study presents a new approach to tense-aspect teaching from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. Its aims are twofold: first, to provide a coherent account of the English tense-aspect system. To this end, a synthesis of Langacker's Cognitive Grammar theory and Fauconnier's Mental Space approach will be put forward. Second, to test the applicability and effectiveness of CL-informed learning materials in the language classroom. For that purpose, an empirical analysis was conducted involving German students of English at an upper-intermediate level. The study therefore addresses linguists and language teachers alike.

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Introduction S. 9
 
1.   The Framework of Cognitive Linguistics S. 13
2.   Descriptive Application: The English Tense-Aspect System S. 69
3.   Pedagogical Application: Cognitive Grammar Meets Language Pedagogy S. 127
4.   Empirical Study: Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Tense-Aspect Teaching S. 153
 
Conclusion & Outlook S. 191
 
List of References S. 195
Appendix I: Grammar Sheet "Viewing Scope Aspect" S. 217
Appendix II: Grammar Proficiency Test S. 225
Appendix III: Grammar Proficiency Sample Learner Essay S. 233
Appendix IV: Survey S. 235
List of Figures S. 245
List of Tables S. 247