The role and function of verbs in the communication process. Based on foreign language learning on A1 level

Poland, ID CLEaR2015-213;

What is a verb and its function in language?  What is its role in foreign language learning starting from an elementary level? Similar questions were asked even by Aristotle, the Stoics and Leibniz. The speaker will try to outline a pre-methodological period of linguistics, concentrating further on the achievements of the structuralists, pragmaticts and cognitivists and their views on the meaning and role of verb in the communication process. The aim is to use theoretical linguistics achievements for effective foreign language learning on A1 level.

Key words: verb, communication, structuralism, pragmatics, cognitivism, language learning and teaching