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ERIC Number: ED119201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 307
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Contemporary Semantic Studies: The Development of a Model Syllabus for the Preparation of Teachers.
Prochilo, Michael Ignatius
The principal aim of this study was to bring together three contemporary frameworks, general semantics, linguistic semantics in transformational theory, and speech acts in ordinary language philosophy, and to present their individual methods for analyzing the nature of meaning in language. The survey of these three systems forms the basis for a course of instruction to be offered by teacher-trainers in an English education program. The chapters examine such topics as: an analysis of the conditions that resulted in general semantics becoming the primary or only approach to teaching semantics in the classroom; research material, methods texts, and professional writings for the purpose of determining whether university level semantics have had as great an impact in practical application as general semantics; a design for collegiate courses in contemporary semantic studies; and a survey of current semantic studies at the university level, the current conditions of semantic scholarship, and the necessity of utilizing new information from alternative points of view with regard to the semantic aspect of language in the K-12 language arts curriculum. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education