ERIC Number: ED082205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
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Standards and Attitudes, Working Party Paper No. 5; Response, Record of Group Discussion; Papers of Working Party V and Study Groups VIII-Language; Miscellaneous Paper: Social Class, Linguistic Codes and Grammatical Elements; And Final Statements.
Marckwardt, Albert H.; And Others
The question of standards of language and attitudes toward language is discussed in this set of conference papers. In the initial paper, a short review of language teaching practices in the United States since 1900 is presented. At that time, both grammar texts and books on language written for the general public displayed a rigid and unyielding attitude toward grammar, while most philologists and linguists tried to demonstrate the concept that a single monolithic standard of good English was untenable in theory and not in accord with fact. It is this dichotomy and attempts to resolve it that provide the topics pursued in the subsequent papers: suggested definitions of linguistics; native speakers; standard English and the schools; standards and attitudes; explicit teaching of language concepts; implicit and explicit teaching of the English language; linguistics for the English teacher; social class, linguistic codes, and grammatical elements; and a statement on teaching language. (TO)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.