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ERIC Number: ED071476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 224
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English Syntax: Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers.
Nichols, Ann Eljenholm
This textbook attempts to augment the general handbook information needed in any composition class with specific information that the non-native speaker needs, for example, the distribution of determiners with the various noun subclasses, and the syntactical relationship of subordinator to subordinate clause; and to apply the techniques and principles used in teaching English on the aural-oral level to the teaching of written English. The first part of the text concerns issues in English syntax and provides exercises which, through imitation, ask the students to convert abstract algebraic formulas into actual units of English. Part 2, on the paragraph, asks students to imitate series of logically related sentences. Part 3 concerns the essay. Here the student is provided with model compositions, covering the range of writing demanded of both graduate and undergraduate students, which call for logical rather than syntactical imitation. Syntactical analyses of the text and error corrections are made in terms of the principles studied in Part 1. (Author/VM)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($4.95)
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