Henry G. Widdowson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Henry G. Widdowson plays a role.


Linguistics has always been taken as the authoritative frame of reference for how language is represented as a pedagogic subject, and as approaches to linguistic description have changed so accordingly have approaches to language teaching. But the purposes that determine what aspects of language… read more
Widdowson, Henry G. 2018 Response 1: Applied linguistics as transdisciplinary practice: What’s in a prefix?Transdisciplinarity in Applied Linguistics, Perrin, Daniel and Claire Kramsch (eds.), pp. 135–142 | Article
Widdowson, Henry G. and Barbara Seidlhofer 2003 The virtue of the vernacular: On intervention in linguistic affairsSocial Dialectology: In honour of Peter Trudgill, Britain, David and Jenny Cheshire (eds.), pp. 299–309 | Article
Widdowson, Henry G. 2002 Language teaching: defining the subjectLanguage in Language Teacher Education, Trappes-Lomax, Hugh and Gibson Ferguson (eds.), pp. 67–81 | Article
Widdowson, Henry G. 2001 The monolingual teaching and bilingual learning of EnglishNew Perspectives and Issues in Educational Language Policy: In honour of Bernard Dov Spolsky, Cooper, Robert L., Elana Shohamy and Joel Walters (eds.), pp. 7–18 | Article
Seidlhofer, Barbara and Henry G. Widdowson 1999 Coherence in Summary: The Contexts of Appropriate DiscourseCoherence in Spoken and Written Discourse: How to create it and how to describe it, Bublitz, Wolfram, Uta Lenk and Eija Ventola (eds.), pp. 205 ff. | Article
Widdowson, Henry G. 1997 The use of grammar, the grammar of useFunctions of Language 4:2, pp. 145–168 | Article
This paper1 is meant to be a contribution to the current debate on the scope and accountability of grammatical description by a critical examination of features of the systemic-functional model. As to scope, I consider to what extent this grammar can actually account for language use in text. I… read more