ERIC Number: ED037466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
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Linguistics, Composing, and Verbal Learning. Papers from the 1962 Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Gleason, H. A., Jr.; And Others
The first of six papers included in this collection--"What is English?"--calls for a greater integration of language, literature, and composition, with special emphasis on the use of grammar as a key element in both composition and literature study. The second paper, "The Voice of the Writer," describes the gap between experience, the role of the author's voice, and the development of style in composition. "The Behavioral Repertoire of Writing" stresses the importance of reinforcement and punishment in teaching writing, and attacks the assumption that writing skills will improve with writing practice. "Homeostasis in English Usage" discusses various five-level scales operant in spoken usage (e.g., levels of style and breadth). "The Critical Need in the Study of Language" discusses Skinner's "Verbal Behavior" and calls for a more comprehensive theory of language behavior, combining psychology and linguistics. "The Workshop on Generative Grammar" summarizes speeches by Noam Chomsky, Robert B. Lees, and David DeCamp. Authors of articles are H. A. Gleason, Jr., Walker Gibson, Douglas Porter, Martin Joos, John B. Carroll, and Jean Malmstrom. (MF)
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, English Instruction, Generative Grammar, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Language Usage, Linguistics, Literature Appreciation, North American English, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychological Patterns, Standard Spoken Usage, Verbal Communication, Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.