ERIC Number: ED154335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The ABCs of Literacy: Lessons from Linguistics.
Baucum, Kenneth L.
Designed primarily for the middle-level literacy worker, this monograph is intended for use as a training manual in preparing literacy teachers. The book is a general introduction to linguistics that discusses the following topics: defining the scope of linguistics, choosing the language for literacy, developing a written language, producing literacy materials for the literacy teacher, the instructional concerns of a literacy worker related to individual change, the relationship between literacy and communication, special problems of literacy such as alphabetic writing and learning to spell, and literacy and language learning. Each chapter reviews the general outline of the book, offers a brief introduction to the chapter topic, lists the chapter subtopics, and provides related discussion questions at the end of each subtopic. Linguistic terminology is set in boldface type for emphasis. Appendixes include a list of suggested readings in linguistics, a glossary of linguistic terms, and a list of English words and technical terms intended for those who will translate this book. (MAI)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Inst. for Adult Literacy Methods, Teheran (Iran).
Note: Part of the "Literature in Development: A Series of Training Monographs"; See related document CS004031 ; Parts are marginally legible due to type size