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ERIC Number: ED087023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 157
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Teaching English to Speakers of English.
Arthur, Bradford
An attempt to fill the gap between the purely theoretical and the purely practical, this book provides the classroom teacher with a set of principles for using linguistics in devising and evaluating teaching techniques. Briefly, the chapters (1) present some special learning principles that distinguish language learning from other types of learning; (2) suggest some ways in which teachers can use a knowledge of linguistics to teach reading strategies and evaluate the extent to which students are able to employ such strategies; (3) offer linguistic explanations and remedies for many of the difficulties that students may have in mastering composition skills; (4) present a linguist's view of style and dialect difference; (5) suggest teaching responses to learning problems that confront students whose dialect is considered nonstandard; (6) offer techniques for evaluating the difficulty of English sentences; and (7) describe some of the reasons why a teacher might want to teach about their language and how a teacher can go about doing it. (HOD)
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 757 Third Ave., New York, New York, 10017 ($3.95 paper)
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