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Title: The Role of Grammar Teaching in Writing in Second Language Acquisition
Author: Li Li Lin
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Institution: Alliant International University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Abstract: "Grammar is the sound, structure, and meaning system of language. All language have grammar, and each language has it own grammar" (Beverly, 2007, p. 1). People who speak the same language are able to communicate with each other because they all know the grammar system and structure of that language, that is, the meaningful rules of grammar. This paper will review literature related to the role of grammar teaching in writing in second language acquisition, which contains a) the role of grammar, b) current educational problems in Taiwan, c) the limitations of grammar in writing improvement, d) teachers' perspectives toward grammar teaching in Taiwan, and e) students' perspectives toward grammar teaching in Taiwan.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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