Using FrameNet in Communicative Language Teaching

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorKarin Friberg Heppin, Hakan Friberg
TitleUsing FrameNet in Communicative Language Teaching
AbstractThis article describes how a lexical database such as FrameNet in its different language versions can be used for communicative language teaching, an approach which focuses on communicative rather than grammatical competence. Using the semantic frames of FrameNet to illustrate situations on which to base teaching can bring about a natural flow in the organisation of teaching materials, in syllabus construction, and in the planning of individual lessons. FrameNet can also support language students in learning to communicate in different situations. The frames can guide them in choosing lexical units and sentence patterns.
SessionDictionary use, pedagogical lexicography
KeywordsFrameNet, communicative language teaching, language learning, frame semantics
author = {Karin Friberg Heppin and Hakan Friberg},
title = {Using FrameNet in Communicative Language Teaching},
pages = {640--647},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},