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ERIC Number: ED020173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 8
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IMPLICATIONS OF LANGUAGE PROCESSES FOR THE TEACHER.
MARCKWARDT, ALBERT H.
THE SCIENCE OF LINGUISTICS CAN, IF INTELLIGENTLY APPLIED, AID THE TEACHER OF ENGLISH IN CONVINCING STUDENTS THAT LANGUAGE IS A MEDIUM THEY CAN CONTROL BY LEARNING ABOUT ITS STRUCTURE. KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROCESSES BY WHICH CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGE WILL LEAD ENGLISH TEACHERS TO RECOGNIZE THE STRENGTH OF BEHAVIOR PATTERNS IN USAGE AND NONSTANDARD DIALECTS AND TO BE TOLERANT OF THEM SO THAT STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ACCEPT AND USE THE STANDARD DIALECT. AN INSISTANCE UPON TIGHTNESS OF ORGANIZATION AND LOGIC IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING WILL MAKE MORE SENSE TO THE STUDENT IF TAUGHT AS A MEANS OF COMPENSATING FOR THE LACK OF SIGNALS FOR STRESS, PITCH, INTONATION, AND HESITATION IN WRITTEN LANGUAGE. FINALLY, AN UNDERSTANDING OF ANALOGY, THE CREATION OF COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVE FORMS, BACK FORMATION CLIPPING, AND WORD BLENDING CAN BE OF DIAGNOSTIC AID TO THE TEACHER, ENABLING HIM TO LEAD THE STUDENT TO AN INTELLIGENT AND COMFORTABLE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW LANGUAGE WORKS AND HOW IT CAN BE MANIPULATED EFFECTIVELY. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPRING INSTITUTES, 1963." CHAMPAIGN, ILL., NCTE, 1963.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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