Toward an understanding of language : Charles Carpenter Fries in perspective
- edited by Peter Howard Fries in collaboration with Nancy M. Fries.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1985.
- Physical description
- xv, 384 p. ; 23 cm.
- Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory 0304-0763 ; v. 40
- Bibliography: p. 357-372.
- 1. Preface
- 2. Introduction. Charles C. Fries: the life of a linguist (by Bailey, Richard W.)
- 3. Part 1: English education
- 4. Education of English teachers (by Allen, Harold B.)
- 5. Charles Carpenter Fries and the teaching of literature (by Hill, Archibald A.)
- 6. Charles Fries and reading (by Page, William D.)
- 7. Americn English grammar (by Jones, Robert C.)
- 8. Part 2: Linguistics and the English language
- 9. C.C. Fries' view of language and linguistics (by Fries, Peter H.)
- 10. C.C. Fries' signals model of english grammar (by Greenbaum, Sidney)
- 11. Slot in referential hierarchy in relation to Charles C. Fries' view of language (by Pike, Kenneth L.)
- 12. Signals of sequence and thought (by Hartnett, Carolyn G.)
- 13. Charles C. Fries on 'Meaning' in structural linguistics and language pedagogy (by Crawford, William J.)
- 14. The impact of C.C. Fries' work in historical linguistics (by Collins, Janet Duthie)
- 15. Charles C. Fries and the Early Modern English Dictionary (by Bailey, Richard W.)
- 16. C.C. Fries on standard English (by Stalker, James C.)
- 17. Fries and linguistic geography (by McDavid, Jr., Raven I.)
- 18. Fries' functionalism (by Blanton, Mackie J.-V.)
- 19. Part 3: Engllish as a second Language
- 20. Charles C. Fries and Jerome S. Burner: Common-sense and cognition in learning (by Ney, James W.)
- 21. Charles Fries and contrastive analysis (by Danesi, Marcel)
- 22. Pattern-practice revisited (by Bosco, Frederick J.)
- 23. Legacy from a last chapter (by Allen, Virginia French)
- 24. Native speaker performance and the cloze test, A quest for validity (by Lado, Robert)
- 25. Listening comprehension in C.C. Fries' oral approach (by Henrichsen, Lynn E.)
- 26. Bibliography of Charles C. Fries
- 27. About the authors.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Charles C. Fries (1887-1967) was a major figure in American linguistics and language education during the first half of the 20th century. Theoretical innovation and practical implementation were important threads that ran throughout his work. Fries believed that the attempt to deal with practical problems was a vital part of developing linguistic theory. He spent most of his effort exploring grammar as a tool for communicating meaning. Charles C. Fries was quite influential in the development of linguistics in the United States, and yet in some ways remained outside of the mainstream of the linguistics he helped to develop. The contributors to this volume were asked to present and evaluate some aspect of Fries' work and to show how similar ideas are being used today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 9789027235343 (alk. paper)
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