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ERIC Number: ED049258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 154
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Linguistics and the Language Arts.
Kennedy, Larry DeWitt
In order to determine the relevancy of linguistics for contemporary elementary school English instruction, three related considerations were explored: (1) definitional dimensions of English, (2) identification of the basic nature of linguistics and of the work of the linguist, and (3) identification of the basic nature of contemporary elementary school English instruction. Three types of potential linguistic relevancy were identified--methodological (applying the scientific methodology of the linguist to language learning and to language problems), attitudinal (applying specific linguistic elements to foster changes in student attitudes toward the nature of language and the process of language learning), and instructional (applying the content of linguistics to contribute to the development of pupil knowledge and skill across the total scope of English instruction.) It was concluded that the primary relevancy of linguistics lies in its potential for altering student attitudes toward language, but that other disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, and anthropology) can and should contribute insights into the problems of language learning and language teaching. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign