ERIC Number: ED100166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Linguist and the Field of Education.
Davis, Boyd H.
On- and off-campus opportunities for linguists with the schools of education at their own colleges and with public education in general are discussed, with a view to suggesting new areas of employment for those in linguistics. Depending on the linguist's background, there are many people in education to contact. Student teacher supervisors, reading teachers, and those who work with curriculum design are often highly receptive to and interested in the linguist's ideas. People working with social studies can utilize work done in linguistic geography and social dialectology. Abstract concepts of newer grammar models interest those who train mathematics teachers, and guidance counselors are interested in psycholinguistics. Particular emphasis is given to the need for more cooperation between professional educators and scholars, and several ways in which linguists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have handled the problem of interdisciplinary cooperation are described. (PMP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Modern Language Association of America Annual Convention (New York, New York, December 27-29, 1974)