ERIC Number: ED027319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Unit 704: Introduction to Transformational Grammar. Unit 705: Syntactic Relationships, Introductory Materials.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
The goal of these two seventh-grade language units is to provide some basic understanding about the structure and complexity of the English language and about the human ability to handle that language in ordinary speech situations. The first unit inductively presents a set of ordered rules which follow the conventions of modern symbolic logic and which describe grammatical relationships in English sentences in generative-transformational terms. A series of drills in terminology, simple phrase-structure operations, and notation techniques are indicated to help seventh-graders understand binary structure. Worksheets with answers, sample lecture-demonstrations, and tests are included. Introductory material for a second unit discusses syntactic relationships as flowing from the binary subject-verb relationship in the English sentence. (See TE 001 268 for a related eighth-grade grammar unit.) (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.