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ERIC Number: ED052217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 295
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Language and Learning.
Britton, James
This book is based upon the theory that we use language as a means of organizing a representation of the world--each for himself--and that the representation so created constitutes the world we operate in, the basis of all the predictions by which we set the course of our lives. Chapter 1 discusses this theory; Chapter 2 relates what is relevant to language in the home from a child's birth to the time he goes to school; Chapter 3 presents a theory which stresses the differences between two kinds of language-using behavior; Chapter 4 has as its theme the child in the primary school, taking up each of the principal school activities related to language development; Chapter 5 traces the development of cognitive processes, looks at the cognitive-cum-affective organization found in the arts and applies the principles found here to more commonplace uses of language; and Chapter 6 discusses work in secondary schools and the adolescent wherever he may be. (Author/DB)
University of Miami Press, Drawer 9088, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 ($6.95)
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