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ERIC Number: ED045321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 29
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Proceedings of Fall Forum in Reading (1st Annual, November 19, 1969).
Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.
Linguistics as it relates to teaching children is discussed under the headings (1) Linguistics and Language and (2) Reading and Linguistics. In the first part, many interesting facts about our language are pointed out, along with the manner and usefulness of presenting them to children. While linguists may seem to be communicating mainly among themselves in their terminology, much of what they are saying about language development, its function and use, and principles governing it can help to clarify and expand the child's concepts and use of language. In the second part, Reading and Linguistics, reading is defined in terms of what happens as you read--that is, you recognize the symbols, put meaning into them, and react on the basis of past experience. References are made to studies which indicate the close relationship of the language a child uses, his skill with it, and the ease with which he learns to read. In the light of these and other studies, different methods of teaching reading are discussed. Educators are urged to familiarize themselves with evolving ideas about language and to pick and choose materials and methods adapted to applying these ideas. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.