H.V. George publications

Download H.V. George’s publications—Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s English Language Institute from 1964 to 1981.


H.V. George was Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at Victoria University of Wellington (now incorporated into the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies) from 1964 to 1981. His publications (most of which are listed below) included a report on a verb frequency count which was one of the earliest substantial studies to use corpus-based frequency data in grammatical description, and his book Common Errors in Language Learning.

During his retirement he continued with his interest in language, language teaching and language learning, and wrote a book called Essays in Informational English Grammar. He did not submit this book for publication. This book clearly builds on his earlier work but takes it much further. With the permission of his family, this book has now been made available in PDF format, so that past students and colleagues can read it and recall this exceptional man, and so that his work is available for others who did not have the privilege of working with him.

We wish to acknowledge the work of Gerry Meister for getting the manuscript into this form and for Christopher Pound of La Trobe University for the layout and PDF files.

George, H.V. (1997) Essays in Informational English Grammar: With reference to English language teaching Bundoora: La Trobe University.

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Other publications

George, H. V. (1996) Inflections in English. Guidelines 18(2): 23-36.

George, H. V. (1995) Grammar learners: What to expect; what to change. Guidelines 17(2): 43-53.

George, H. V. (1993) Simplification. In M.L. Tickoo (Ed.) Simplification: Theory and Application RELC anthology series no. 31, SEAMEO-RELC, Singapore: 7-13.

George, H. V. (1991) Organisation in one’s classroom. Guidelines 13(2): 95-99.

George, H. V. (1991) Language learning in large classes. Guidelines 13(1): 55-63.

George, H. V. (1990) Listening skills. Guidelines 12(1): 14-25.

George, H. V. (1983) Classification, communication, teaching and learning. Wellington: English Language Institute, Victoria University of Wellington.

George, H. V. (1979) Remedial work: What is involved. RELC Journal 10(2): 81-86.

George, H. V. (1978) Asian ELT: The relevance and irrelevance of sociolinguistics. RELC Journal 9(1): 1-12.

George, H. V. (1978) Teaching from a structural syllabus. Wellington: English Language Institute, Victoria University of Wellington.

George, H. V. (1975) Question forms, their use, over-use, abuse. RELC Journal 6(1): 73-89.

George, H. V. and Neo, B. C. (1974) A theory of stress. RELC Journal 6(1): 50-63.

George, H. V. (1973) Simple noun groups and Southeast Asian learners. RELC Journal 4(2): 24-30.

George, H. V. (1972) Common Errors in Language Learning. Rowley, Mass. : Newbury House.

George, H. V. (1972) A new approach to elementary instructional material for Southeast Asia schools. RELC Journal 3(1&2): 40-49.

George, H. V. (1971) English for Asian learners: Are we on the right road? ELT Journal 25(3): 270-277.

George, H. V. (1970) The ‘Black box’ model of language acquisition: Implications for early course design. RELC Journal 1(2): 4-13.

George, H. V. (1970) Small language laboratory design. ELT Journal 24(2): 133-137.

George, H. V. (1968) English as a second language - Education for children whose mother-tongue is not English. Comment 9(4): 23-27.

George, H. V. (1968) Tall, taller, tallest. ELT Journal 22(2): 124-129.

George, H. V. (1967-8) An inventory of simple sentence patterns of English. Te Reo 10-11: 62-66.

George, H. V. (1967) 101 Substitution Tables for Students of English. (Students’ book and Teachers’ book). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

George, H. V. (1967) 101 Substitution Tables for Students of English. (Teachers’ book). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

George, H. V. (1967) How children learn to communicate. In How Children Learn the Art of Communication. The 1966 Lectures. Wellington: Association for the Study of Childhood.

George, H. V. (1966) Examinations and class teaching. Comment 29: 30-32.

George, H. V. (1966) ‘If'. ELT Journal 20(2): 113-119, & 20(3): 232-239.

George, H. V. (1965) The substitution table. ELT Journal 20(1): 46-48.

George, H. V. (1965) An article of faith. Te Reo 8: 35-40.

George, H. V. (1963) A Report on a Verb Form Frequency Count. Monographs 1&2. Hyderbad: Central Institute of English.

George, H. V. (1963) Grammar and the teaching of English. Teacher Education 8(1): 3-8.

George, H. V. (1963) Two practical experiments with teachers in training. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderbad) 3.

George, H. V. (1963) A verb form frequency count. ELT Journal 18(1): 31-37.

George, H. V. (1962) Teaching ‘simple past’ and ‘past perfect’ with notes on related tenses and forms, followed by a grammar of the ‘past perfect’. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderabad). 2: 18-31.

George, H. V. (1962) On teaching and ‘unteaching’. ELT Journal 17(1): 16-20.

George, H. V. (1962) Testing: Another point of view. ELT Journal 16(2): 72-78.

George, H. V. (1961) ‘Low standard’ English: Enemy or friend. Teaching English 6(4): 18-24.

George, H. V. (1961) Standards and statistics. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderabad). 1: 21-25.

George, H. V. (1961) Statistics, school-leaving examinations and language teaching. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderabad). 1: 54-59.

George, H. V. (1961) Report on a verb form frequency count carried out in the C.I.E. Hyderabad. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderabad). 1: 45-53.

George, H. V. (1961) Note on a definition of grammar. Bulletin of the Central Institute of English (Hyderabad). 1: 43-44.

George, H. V. (1961) A note on teaching a and the to beginners whose mother-tongues do not show parallel usage. ELT Journal 15(4), 157-159.

George, H. V. (19??) First things. English Language Teaching (India) ??: 15-21.