ERIC Number: ED028054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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'Grammatical Sense' As a Factor in Reading Comprehension.
Briggs, F. Allen
The function of syntax as a factor in comprehension is described in terms of transformations of basic sentence patterns. Examples of transformations of the basic indirect object sentence are included to show emphasis, questions, negations, and coordinate or subordinate relationships. The term grammeme is defined as the minimum unit of syntactical significance used in communication. It is recommended that these syntactical patterns and the accompaying concepts they convey, along with semantic understanding of morphemes, be taught as part of reading instruction. (CM)
Descriptors: Kernel Sentences, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Structure, Speech Communication, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar
1968 Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.