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ERIC Number: ED104134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 25
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Linguistics and the Language Arts.
Garvin, Paul L.
Linguistics can have useful applications in elementary and secondary language arts instruction, in a number of areas of skill development. The issue of student motivation is involved with the form of language used--standard or nonstandard--and educators may adopt the linguistic view that all forms of language have value and their use depends on the occasion. The mechanics of reading and writing involve skills of recognizing and reproducing letters; linguists' work in the area of phoneme-grapheme correspondence can be useful here. Reading comprehension involves ability to understand sentences and texts through the disciplines of semantics (including grammatical and lexical meaning), textual analysis, and syntax. Vocabulary building, while often over emphasized as an indicator of educational level, is an important language skill; words and lexical units may be categorized according to subculture and taxonomy as they best relate to the students. Oral and written expression and composition must be concerned with syntax, stylistics, textual analysis, and standard language theory, all fields in which linguistic findings can be part of the educational process. (CK)
Publication Type: Books
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