ERIC Number: ED023651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Linguistics and the Teaching of English.
Marckwardt, Albert H.
An overview of language concepts suggests applications of linguistics to the teaching of English at all levels of instruction. Traditional grammar, with its emphasis on syntax and written language, is discussed and then compared to generative grammar, with its emphasis on transformational theory. A discussion of usage summarizes the changes in varieties, levels, and styles of usage, and examines some of the more useful sources of usage information--dictonaries, linguistic atlases, usage manuals, and scholarly treatments of English grammar. The relation of linguistics to the teaching of composition, literature, reading, and spelling is analyzed, and the responsibility of the language curriculum for developing the critical readers and responsible writers essential to a democracy is emphasized. (LH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Curriculum Problems, English Instruction, Grammar, Language Instruction, Language Role, Language Usage, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Reading, Reference Materials, Spelling, Syntax, Traditional Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar, Writing (Composition)
Indiana University Press, 10th and Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($4.75).
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