Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Teaching English Tense and Aspect

  • Jakub Bielak
  • Mirosław Pawlak

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jakub Bielak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jakub Bielak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 7-56
  4. Jakub Bielak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 89-137
  5. Jakub Bielak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 215-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-295

About this book


The monograph constitutes an attempt to demonstrate how Cognitive Grammar (CG) can be employed in the foreign language classroom with a view to aiding learners in better understanding the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical part provides a brief overview of the main tenets of Cognitive Grammar as well as illustrating how the description of English tense and aspect can be approached from a traditional and a CG perspective. The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to compare the effects of instruction utilizing traditional pedagogic descriptions with those grounded in CG on the explicit an implicit knowledge of the Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. The book closes with the discussion of directions for further research when it comes to the application of CG to language pedagogy as well as some pedagogic implications


Applied cognitive linguistics Cognitive Grammar (CG) English as a second language Explicit and implicit knowledge Grammar instruction Pedagogic grammar

Authors and affiliations

  • Jakub Bielak
    • 1
  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2., Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27454-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27455-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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