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ERIC Number: ED033147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
Pages: 5
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Linguistic Theory as an Aid to Invention.
English, Hubert M., Jr.
College Composition and Communication, v15 n3 p136-140 Oct 1964
Some of Professor Kenneth Pike's tagmemic theory is explained, and an attempt to apply it in freshman English classes at the University of Michigan is described. Two writing subjects (a concrete object and an abstraction) are examined from the aspects of contrast; range of variation; and distribution with respect to class, context, and matrix. The three-week experiment with tagmemic theory in freshman English is briefly described, and its effectiveness is assessed. Remarks are offered on the relative relevance of rhetoric and linguistics to composition classes. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.