ERIC Number: ED184346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
TESL Reporter, Vol. 4, No. 1.
Pack, Alice C., Ed.
This issue of "TESL Reporter" presents the following articles: "Language Acquisition and Dialectalism" by Patricia G. Adkins, "Supplementation of Opposites in Simple Predicate Expansion" by Yao Shen, and "Form Class Baseball: A TESL Game" by Alice C. Pack. The meaning today of dialectal speech, or "bidialectal speech," is addressed by Patricia Adkins, who feels that the child or adult learning English as a second language should be taught the phonology and syntax of an educated person, although she says that one dialect is not better than another. Yao Shen discusses observable grammatical word strings and grammatical formulas of three auxiliaries and two modals in the expansion of the English predicate in two relationships. The three auxiliaries are "be,""have," and "do," and the two modals are "will" and "can." This article is the first of four installments. The TESL game presented by Alice Pack is designed to help students learn the four English form classes (noun, verb, object, and adverb) and specific words and their alternate forms, and provide additional practice for students whose native languages do not have these different word forms. (SW)
Descriptors: English, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Language Acquisition, Nonstandard Dialects, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure
Communication and Language Arts Division, Brigham Young University, Hawaii Campus, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762 (free)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Laie, HI. Div. of Communication and Language Arts.