ERIC Number: ED195999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Extract from Notes for a Talk on "The Teaching of the English Language".
Baker, R. J.
The lack of knowledge about Canadian English by teachers of English in Canada is noted in this paper, and a rationale for the need to understand the sounds, syntax, word formation, vocabulary, and history of the language is developed. An approach to teaching a course in language that provides a mix of rigorous linguistic analysis and a more general approach is described. According to the overview of the course, students are required to read about the history of language outside of class; learn phonetic transcription and grammatical analysis in class; focus attention on a particular piece of language such as a Middle English text, a set of Bibles or dictionaries chosen from different periods, or a tape of a disc jockey; and then analyze the language as language rather than just transcribe it phonetically. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; English (Canadian)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (13th, Halifax, Canada, August 18-22, 1980).