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ERIC Number: ED066063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 120
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Letters and American Literacy.
Kevis, David E.
The work itself should help a person who is going to teach reading and writing. Practical suggestions are offered in the final two chapters, while the opening three give intellectual perspectives. A theme binds the work of letting the consciousness of writing as a visual system be increased and of breaking the spell by which letter phonetics can stereotype perception of speech, by distinguishing phonetic letter symbols from other letter symbols. The historical perspective of the first chapter points up the disposition of modern orthography; the phonetic perspective highlights dangers of symbolism and concepts of speech, presenting a pictorial articulation notation system based on work of, among others, the father of Alexander Graham Bell. The middle chapter develops a broad but simple theory of language and literature's relation to it, offering new literary terms and a pronunciation coding system that is philosophically considered. It avoids matters of literary rhetoric. Hopefully, this research can benefit a professional who assists students in their reading. (Author)
D. Ernest Kevis, General Delivery, Ocean City, New Jersey 08226 ($20.00, cash in advance)
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