ERIC Number: ED111013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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A Structured Approach to English Composition.
Niedermeier, Jerome L.
A possible application of generative-transformational (phrase-structure) grammar to the teaching of English composition at the college freshman level is described in this dissertation, which presents a potential textbook for a course on language and its relationship to culture. Topics discussed include traditional grammar, the bases of phrase-structure grammar, the process of sentence generation, a simplified series of transformations, rhetorical concepts, and the applications of phrase-structure grammar and other concepts of linguistic analysis to the beginning study of literature, with several sample poetic analyses. Appended to the study are a discussion of the results of the use of this textual material in a series of freshmen composition courses and some sample materials used in conjunction with the textual material. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Doctoral Dissertations, Generative Grammar, Higher Education, Linguistic Theory, Phrase Structure, Sentence Structure, Structural Grammar, Traditional Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Duquesne University