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ERIC Number: ED301891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Linguistics and the Language Arts Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
Through numerous contributions from the field of linguistics, a modified language arts curriculum has resulted. Language arts teachers need to be thoroughly versed in content and methodology recommendations made by linguists. One such recommendation, for example, is that students should understand sentence patterns in English. These patterns include subject-predicate, subject-predicate-direct object, subject-linking verb-predicate adjective, and subject-predicate-indirect object-direct object patterns, among others. Students should also attach meaning to the concept of expanding sentences, sentences which can increase in size through the use of modifiers, appositives, dependent clauses, and compounding. It is also important for learners to understand concepts such as stress, pitch, and juncture. Learners should be able to change sentences in functional writing and speaking situations from kernel sentences to those involving questions, negatives, and commands or requests. Finally, students, with teacher guidance, need to understand the concept of usage as it relates to standard and nonstandard English in oral and written communication of content. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A