ERIC Number: ED028177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Unit 1006: Learning Our Language.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
This 10th-grade unit on language introduces the major ways in which people learn language. Primary source materials used are Roger Brown's "Words and Things" and selected writings of Francis Nelson, Cathy Hayes, and Charles Hockett. The linguistic and nonlinguistic "worlds" in which people live and the need for people to categorize in order to understand their experience are examined to initiate discussion of the three levels of language learning--(1) the physical bases of speech--the human speech mechanism and the production and development of speech sounds, (2) the psychological bases of language--the perception of phonological, morphological, and syntactic categories, and (3) the cultural bases of language, including the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis concerning relationships of language with culture, thought, personality, and reality. Included in the unit are lectures, procedural notes, sample discussion questions, activities, examinations, and suggested references on language learning processes. (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
Identifiers: Minnesota Center Curriculum Development in English; Project English