Flinders University Flinders Academic Commons
 

Flinders Academic Commons >
Research Flagships, Centres and Institutes >
Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities >
Affiliated Conferences >
Greek Research in Australia >
Proceedings of the 8th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, 2009 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25179

Title: Vocabulary as Part of Language Teaching in the Greek Educational System: Historical Review and Contemporary Reality
Authors: Paradia, Maria
Keywords: Greek Research
Greece
Australia
Maria Paradia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Citation: Paradia, Maria 2009. Vocabulary as Part of Language Teaching in the Greek Educational System: Historical Review and Contemporary Reality. In M. Rossetto, M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (Eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2009". Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 419-431.
Abstract: The rapid progress in applied linguistics over the past three decades has resulted in, amongst other things, the highlighting of the until then marginalised field of vocabulary, contributing to both a deeper understanding of language and a more effective process of language teaching. A survey of the history of Greek education demonstrates that until the early 1980s the subject of vocabulary was significantly demoted for two main reasons: firstly, because this demotion was in keeping with the spirit of the traditional method that exclusively prioritised grammar and, secondly, because any progress in this area was historically associated with the use of Demotic Greek. The official recognition of Demotic Greek in 1976 marked the end of the “language question” in Greece, also creating the necessary preconditions for the rise and gradual utilisation of vocabulary in language teaching. Nonetheless, despite the progress that has been observed, traditional conceptions have been so profound that even today vocabulary is considered a secondary subject that assists grammar, necessitating the implementation of series of reform measures in language teaching.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25179
ISBN: 9780725811372
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the 8th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, 2009

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Paradia_2009.pdf367.69 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback