ERIC Number: ED188188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Language and Related Approaches to the Writing Process.
Seesholtz, Melvin C.
Providing instruction in language theory is an innovative technique for use in remedial and other composition courses in the two-year college. Such innovations provide intellectually stimulating material to students who lose interest when confronted with traditional grammar and composition. Students are acquainted with American Edited English in such a way as to make them aware of the power and range in the language and the need for a standard form among many dialects, as well as to facilitate the representation of abstract grammar and composition material in tangible, concrete forms. Theories and texts chosen should be compatible and coherent enough to introduce fundamental language concepts, and flexible enough to permit illustration by easily understood examples. A methodological approach founded on the work of Georges Gusdorf, S. I. Hayakawa, Noah Jacobs, and Roland Barthes and using Ferdinand de Saussure's model of the sign can present language and its usages in an understandable but challenging framework that can be illustrated by a wide range of popular language uses and misuses. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College English Association (11th, Dearborn, MI, April 10-12, 1980).