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ERIC Number: ED055088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 298
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Language, Play, and the Teaching of Writing: An Approach to Composition through Literature.
Comprone, Joseph John
This dissertation presents an approach to composition teaching based upon language play. The study is aimed especially at an audience of composition teachers; but, because of its emphasis on literature as a model for all language play, the study contains much material which should be of interest to teachers of literature and those generally interested in language and communication. The dissertation is divided into four chapters and an appendix. The first chapter provides a theoretical background for the concept of language as play. The second chapter also contributes to the development of general background theory, and investigates the similarities and differences between spoken and written language. Chapters Three and Four apply the play theory to contemporary literature, with an eye toward developing a composition pedagogy, and suggest several ways in which literary play forms might be used in teaching writing. The appendix provides a more detailed pedagogical discussion, with class exercises and writing assignments included. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts