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ERIC Number: ED020171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 7
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LINGUISTICS AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION (AN ABSTRACT).
FRANCIS, W. NELSON
SINCE LINGUISTICS IS A SCIENCE AND COMPOSITION IS A SKILL, THE TWO AREAS MEET ONLY WHEN THE LINGUIST AND THE TEACHER OF COMPOSITION DESCEND FROM THEIR PRIMARY OCCUPATIONS TO THE PRACTICAL CONSIDERATION OF HOW ONE WORD IS PLACED AFTER ANOTHER IN A SENTENCE. THE LINGUIST CONCERNS HIMSELF MAINLY WITH COLLECTING AND ARRANGING INFORMATION TO SUPPORT OR DISPROVE HIS THEORIES AND IDEAS ABOUT LANGUAGE. THE COMPOSITION TEACHER CONCERNS HIMSELF WITH ENCOURAGING AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WRITE WITH ACCEPTABLE COMPETENCE. EACH IS BEST EMPLOYED IN HIS OWN FIELD, YET EACH MUST ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND THE OTHER'S VIEWPOINT AND TO OFFER AID TO HIS CO-WORKER. IDEALLY, THE LINGUIST MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE COMPOSITION TEACHER IS NOT CONCERNED PRIMARILY WITH GRAMMAR BUT WITH RHETORIC, AND THE TEACHER OF COMPOSITION MUST DRAW ON THE LINGUIST'S KNOWLEDGE TO BECOME HIS OWN APPLIED LINGUIST. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPRING INSTITUTES, 1963." CHAMPAIGN, ILL., NCTE, 1963.) (LH)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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