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ERIC Number: ED043852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 32
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Linguistics and Reading.
Weber, Rose-Marie
This paper surveys the principles and findings from the field of linguistics that have been brought to bear on questions dealing with learning to read, the analysis of the reading process, and the sources of reading failure. It is intended to guide the reader through the significant areas in the literature and to note specific works. Section 1 presents the trends in the rapidly changing field of linguistics; Section 2 describes the rationale for the "linguistic method, " which represents only one approach that might be derived from linguistics. Sections 3 and 4 deal with areas that have only distant implications for classroom practice, but which can contribute to greater understanding of how the reading process is learned and carried out; the language competence of beginning readers and the relationship between spoken and written language. Section 5 gives examples of how such linguistic considerations have been applied in analyzing the process of reading and learning to read. Section 6 deals with regional and social variation in the English spoken by American children and touches on all the topics treated in earlier sections: the relation between spoken and written English, the possible effects of mismatch between the two on learning to read, and suggestions for educational practice to deal with these problems. Section 7 discusses problems of non-English speaking children. (Author/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics.