ERIC Number: ED172168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Will the Real Homonym Please Stand Up? A Question of Classification.
Hofler, Donald B.
Stating that teachers are often confused by the terms "homonym" and "homophone," this paper maintains that the difficulty can be eased by determining how words can be classified in terms of structure, meaning, or sound. It then presents a word nomenclature model that draws upon the differentiation between these groups of words and treats not only homonyms and homophones but also other classes of words such as acronyms, paronyms, and heteronyms. The paper concludes that the model could aid the teacher in dealing with apparent contradictions in basals and in some dictionaries. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (7th, Baltimore, Maryland, March 8-10, 1979)