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ERIC Number: ED056434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 187
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Language Curriculum. Based on Concept Formation and Transformational Grammar.
Hamel, Clara A.
The language curriculum initiated at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf consists of two stated innovations in teaching methods, which are language development through concept formation and application of transformational grammar. Description of the teaching method reveals that aurally handicapped pupils learn to analyze sentence structure by studying the entire sentence as a unit, not in parts. The sentences are said to evolve from any language lesson, whether the concept pertains to arithmetic, science, or social studies. The language program is explained for deaf children at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. The five basic sentence patterns used in the curriculum consist of a noun phrase and intransitive predicate, a noun phrase and transitive predicate, noun phrase and linking verb with adjective, noun phrase and linking verb with predicate noun phrase, and noun phrase and linking verb with adverb. A brief section introduces stress, pitch, and juncture in sentences. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence.