ERIC Number: ED108260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Some Applications of Linguistic Concepts to the Teaching of Freshman Composition.
Maimon, Elaine P.
The problems which freshmen exhibit in using the written language extend beyond difficulties with mechanics to handicaps in using words to formulate and develop concepts. A linguistic approach to teaching freshman composition involves recognizing every linguistic act as creative and a word as having a history as well as a variety of meanings. In preparing assignments and writing essays, students become well acquainted with the Oxford English Dictionary and gain analytical insights from working in small tutorial groups. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March, 1975)