ERIC Number: ED026360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Language and Language Learning: Papers Relating to the Anglo-American Seminar on the Teaching of English (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1966). The Dartmouth Seminar Papers.
Marckwardt, Albert H., Ed.
This collection of five papers from the Anglo-American Seminar on the Teaching of English deals with language standards, common attitudes toward language, the relationship between linguistics and the teaching of English, and the linguistic component of the preparation of the English teacher. Albert H. Marckwardt surveys the history of language standards, presents the respective views of the English teacher and the linguist on standard English, and attempts to show how each can benefit from understanding the other's viewpoint. David Mackay emphasizes the need for the English teacher to relate standard English to the student's personal dialect, and to guide him in understanding and mastering the most appropriate forms. John M. Sinclair considers what the English teacher needs to know about linguistics and what types of linguistic system would be most valuable to teachers in describing the language. Joshua Fishman points out that because mot Americans have some cultural roots in languages other than English, their sensitiveness to these languages should be taken into account by the teacher of English. The last paper, the final report of the joint working party and study group, presents seven main issues that must be dealt with in any discussion of teacher education and language learning. (LH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Attitudes, English Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Standardization, Language Teachers, Language Usage, Learning, Linguistics, Modern Language Curriculum, Nonstandard Dialects, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 25653, HC $1.50).
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.