ERIC Number: ED054696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language. CILT Reports and Papers 6.
Perren, G. E., Ed.; And Others
The papers included in this publication were delivered at a conference initiated by the Centre for Information on Language Teaching in April 1971. Each of the four papers represents a distinct but related interest. The first, "The Language Barrier to Education" by B. Spolsky, examines sociological effects of differences between the language required in school and that used by pupils at home. By contrast, E.A. Peel's article, "Adolescent Concept Formation: Generalizing and Abstracting Processes," reports original research on the role of language in the growth of ability to generalize and abstract among adolescents during their education. D. Crystal defines the scope and value of stylistics as a branch of linguistic science in his "Stylistics, Fluency, and Language Teaching." The final paper, "Describing the Language Learner's Language," by S.P. Corder, defines what constitutes "error" in a learner's use of a second language. Commentaries on three of the papers are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Conference Reports, Educationally Disadvantaged, Failure, Instructional Program Divisions, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Theory, Performance Factors, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Speeches, Success
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
Note: Papers read at a conference held in London, England, April 4-6, 1971