The war against grammar
Provocative, thoughtful, informative, combative-a book that challenges us to come to terms once more with the teaching of English grammar.
How can we improve the verbal skills of American students? How can we strengthen them as readers and writers? How can we best prepare America's youth to succeed in the study of a foreign language? According to Classics professor David Mulroy, the most important answer is grammar! Whether championing the grammatical analysis of phrases and clauses or arguing for the vital importance of sentence diagramming, Mulroy offers a lucid, learned, passionate account of the history, importance, and value of grammar.
Both erudite and entertaining, The War Against Grammar disagrees with the establishment view that the teaching of traditional grammar is a waste of classroom time. According to Mulroy, both history and commonsense make clear that students benefit from diagramming and learning their parts of speech-both during their school years and beyond. Drawing upon his classical training, Mulroy offers a close reading of the history of language study and of linguistic research to support his view that English teaching must revitalize grammar education-and that it will produce a generation better able to read and write complex texts.
Smartly conceived and soundly executed, The War Against Grammar should initiate renewed debate on this critically important subject within the discipline of English Studies.
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|display_description||"The War Against Grammar disagrees with the establishment view that the teaching of traditional grammar is a waste of classroom time. According to David Mulroy, both history and commonsense make clear that students benefit from diagramming and learning their parts of speech - both during their school years and beyond. Drawing upon his classical training, Mulroy offers a close reading of the history of language study and of linguistic research to support his view that English teaching must revitalize grammar education - and that it will produce a generation better able to read and write complex texts."--BOOK JACKET.|
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|record_details||ils:.b38166665|Book|Books||English|Boynton/Cook Publishers,||xv, 128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Grammar, Comparative and general -- Study and teaching (Higher), Grammatica, Language and languages -- Study and teaching, Onderwijs, Teachers -- Training of|
|title_display||The war against grammar|
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|topic_facet||Grammar, Comparative and general, Grammatica, Language and languages, Onderwijs, Study and teaching, Study and teaching (Higher), Teachers, Training of|