ERIC Number: ED378588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Crashing the Language Barrier! The English Language: The Way It Is.
Murray, Dorothy S.
Intended for adults in search of improved language skills and their leaders, this handbook provides opportunities to strengthen abilities to listen, observe, organize, solve problems, evaluate, and draw tentative conclusions about the English language. The handbook contains a proposition about the English language, suggests procedures to confirm or deny each statement, and includes space for a personal conclusion based on findings. The format of the handbook welcomes additions and corrections. In the process of presenting a history of the English language, the handbook discusses topics such as long vowel sounds, from phoneme to grapheme, syllables, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin sources for English words, morphemes, statements, the Vikings, paragraphs, the Normans, and language as metaphor. Appendixes present a blank page with one sample quotation about the role of language, the genealogy of a language family, and worksheets on the geography of England, language, and grapheme problems. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A