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Main Title: Untapped principles of language-teaching
Author(s): Bailey, Charles-James N.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: No claim is being made here that this principle is original with me, at least not ultimately. The psychological basis for it has been (in another connection) stated by G. Nickel (1972:13): "... da das zuerst Gelernte offensichtlich meistens und besonders stark haftet". ("... since what is learned first obviously sticks most often and especially strongly".). While the principle of teaching the easier before the more difficult is not impugned, the exceptional ought to be presented earlier than what is unexceptional. For it is clear that what we learn äs isolated items in a l ist has a different psychological Status from what we learn äs regularities: It is relatively easy to learn a l i st of exceptional items and then treat the residue, the "elsewhere" cases, by rule; it is difficult (sometimes never totally achieved) to learn a rule and then try to remember not only what the exceptions are but also that they are exempt from the rule. In the latter case, what one learns interferes with what one has learned;1 in the former case, this i s far from being likely.
Issue Date: 1985
Date Available: 19-Dec-2018
DDC Class: 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Subject(s): principles
language learning
Journal Title: Journal of Literary Semantics
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher Place: Berlin
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/jlse.1985.14.1.56
Page Start: 56
Page End: 70
EISSN: 1613-3838
ISSN: 0341-7638
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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