|Chapter title||Modern foreign languages get a voice: the role of the journals|
This chapter investigates the significance of specialized journals for the development of modern language teaching. It begins by explaining the development of language journals up to the point at which language teaching reform really took off with the emergence of the so-called Reform Movement in the 1880s. The principal journal for this movement was Phonetische studien [Phonetic Studies] founded in 1888 and renamed Die neueren Sprachen [Modern languages] in 1894. The style of the early issues of this journal allows modern readers an insight into the discourse practices of that community of language scholars and teachers, the opportunity to hear its characteristic ‘voice’ and recreate the means by which modern foreign language teaching became an independent discipline.
|Keywords||Journals, Reform Movement, phonetics, discourse community, Phonetische studien|
|Book title||The History of Language Learning and Teaching|
|Place of publication||Oxford|