ERIC Number: ED033152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Grammar and Linguistics: A Contrast in Realities.
Wolfe, Don M.
The English Journal, v53 n2 p73-78, 100 Feb 1964
An appeal for a reappraisal of the role of linguistics and traditional grammar in the secondary school is made in this article. A case is made for a return to traditional grammar in the teaching of English at all levels prior to graduate school. Five writing models with student assignments based on creative imitation illustrate the kind of stylistic achievement which is attainable with the use of traditional grammar. The importance and possibility of achieving good literary style and punctuation habits through grammar study are stressed in contrast with the limitations of linguistics in this domain. Structural linguistics in the classroom is criticized for its lack of simplicity, consistency, and stability. (AF)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College School Cooperation, English Instruction, Generative Grammar, Graduate Study, Imitation, Instructional Improvement, Language Styles, Secondary Education, Structural Grammar, Structural Linguistics, Teaching Methods, Traditional Grammar, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.