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Works by Harold E. Palmer

For a comprehensive bibliography, see:

Smith, Richard C. 1999. The Writings of Harold E. Palmer: An Overview. Tokyo: Hon-no-Tomosha.

Quite a few works by Palmer are now accessible to read online via 'Open Library': search for 'Palmer, Harold E.'

One early and very rare work is among these: Palmer's Manuel d'anglais parlé (1913). Two later, major works also available to read online are The Principles of Language-Study (1921) and The Oral Method of Teaching Languages (1921). This Language-Learning Business (1932/1969), compiled with H.V. Redman and containing a biographical essay by Palmer's daughter Dorothée, is an accessible introduction, made available via ERIC.

Here are some of the works by Harold Palmer that we have copies of in the Warwick ELT Archive:

The Scientific Study and Teaching of Languages

 

The Scientific Study & Teaching of Languages

1917

London: Harrap

US edition available to read via 'Open Library' here 

The Scientific Study and Teaching of Languages

The Bulletin of the Institute for Research in English Teaching 

(Founder and Editor, 1923-1936)

Tokyo: The Institute for Research in English Teaching

Colloquial English Part I. 100 Substitution Tables

 

Colloquial English Part I. 100 Substitution Tables.

1923

Cambridge: Heffer

Available to read via 'Open Library' here

Thinking In English

 

Thinking in English

1923

Tokyo: The Institute for Research in English Teaching

English through Questions and Answers

 

English through Questions and Answers Book I (Part I)

1926

Tokyo: The Institute for Research in English Teaching

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Second Interim Report on English Collocations

1933

Tokyo: The Institute for Research in English Teaching

Everyday Sentences in Spoken Englsih

Everyday Sentences in Spoken English 

1935

Cambridge: Heffer.

1922 edition available to read via 'Open Library' here.

 Thousand Word English

 

Thousand-Word English [with A.S. Hornby]

1937

London: Harrap

A Grammar of English Words

 

A Grammar of English Words

1938

London: Longmans, Green

A Grammar of Spoken English

A Grammar of Spoken English

1939

Cambridge: Heffer

Foreign Language Teaching

Foreign Language Teaching Past, Present and Future

1942

Buenos Aires: Mitchell's English Book-Store

New Method English Practice

New Method English Practice Book One

1956

London: Longmans, Green

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The Selected Writings of Harold E. Palmer (10 volumes), edited by the Institute for Research in Language Teaching, published 1995 by Hon-no-Tomosha, Tokyo

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Facsimile reproduction of all 180+ issues of The Bulletin of the Institute for Research in English Teaching (1923-1941) (7 volumes), edited by the Institute for Research in Language Teaching, published 1985 by Meicho Fukyukai, Tokyo

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