ERIC Number: ED035624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Tagmemics: The Study of Units Beyond the Sentence.
Pike, Kenneth L.; And Others
In one essay of this collection of four, Kenneth L. Pike explores the value of exercises which are based on axioms about language structure and which are designed specifically to develop writing competence; he lists eight tagmemic principles accompanied by suggested exercises. In another essay, Pike differentiates the roles of linguist and literary critic and applies linguistic analysis to jokes. Hubert M. English, Jr., demonstrates how using five of Pike's "universal concepts" of perspective can improve the content of student compositions and foster invention. Alan B. Howes emphasizes the student's need to sharpen his perception and consider the subject from several angles before writing about literature. He illustrates the value of Pike's model of particle, wave, and field, developed for the study of language, for encouraging the flexibility of perspective in the study of literature. (JM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Creative Thinking, Discourse Analysis, English Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Universals, Literary Criticism, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Structural Linguistics, Tagmemic Analysis, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 32556, HC $0.40)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Reprinted from "College Composition and Communication," May and October, 1964.