ERIC Number: ED123663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Basics of Composition: Dialects and Individualized Instruction.
Sipple, William L.
One way of meeting the goals of the English composition course, both humanistic and pragmatic, is through a combination of individualized instruction and focus on selected aspects of linguistics. Individualized instruction, using in-class tutors and writing notebooks, allows for a variety of activities that make better use of the scheduled class hours by giving students time to write, to discuss their writing with others, and to work in groups on such things as literature research. A firm understanding of American dialects, including edited American English, is important for all students and can be achieved in a number of ways, using aspects of linguistics and applied linguistics. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)