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ERIC Number: ED026373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 22
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Trends and Emphases in Elementary English.
Strickland, Ruth G.
Concepts advanced by grammarians, linguistic historians, dialectologists, psycholinguists, lexicographers, semanticists, and phonologists, together with new approaches to reading, spelling, and literature, can help the teacher make the English program more stimulating for children. For instance, discoveries made by psycholinguists have attested to the preschool child's grasp of principles of phonology and syntax and his habits of theory construction and validation in matters of sentence creation. Thus, a teacher in the primary grades, made aware that his students have learned their language well in the first 4 or 5 years of their lives, can attempt to interest children in understanding suprasegmentals of language, in expanding basic sentence patterns, in learning informal standard English, and in expressing their own ideas in writing. (JS)
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Note: In "The Range of English: NCTE 1968 Distinguished Lectures" (Champaign: NCTE, 1968), pp. 105-25 (NCTE Stock No. 04355, $1.75).