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ERIC Number: ED083635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 273
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A Study of Semantic Theory and Its Use in the Teaching of Composition at the Secondary Level.
Wallace, Patricia Elliott
Strategies proposed in this study for teaching composition at the secondary level incorporated an expanded concept of semantics. A survey of semantic developments indicated that a composition program stressing the interrelationship of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in a communication situation was a desideratum. As an initial procedure, the technique of linguistic analysis adapted by John Wilson was modified for use. As a means for continuing to emphasize semantics, a second strategy dealt with a concept of persona, attitude, and tone--a schema developed from the work of Walker Gibson. To complete the overall structure for composition, James L Kinneavy's theory for determining logical development in terms of the aim was recommended. The technique and methods were applied to a selected example of persuasive discourse in a partial analysis. (Author/HOD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin