Contrastive Grammar
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1. Definitions/preliminaries

The term ‘contrastive grammar’ connotes an approach to language teaching dominant in the 1960s and 1970s, which has since been discredited because of its extremely narrow definition: structural differences between languages do not exhaustively explain learning difficulties; they are …

Cite this page
Utz Maas, “Contrastive Grammar”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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