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    Words, Meanings and Concepts

    John B. Carroll
    The teaching of words, and of the meanings and concepts they designate or convey, is one of the principal tasks of teachers at all levels of education. It is a concern of textbook writers and programmers of self-instructional materials as well. Students must be taught the meanings of unfamiliar words and idioms; they must be helped in recognizing unfamiliar ways in which familiar words may be used; and they must be made generally aware of the possibility of ambiguity in meaning and the role of context in resolving it. Often the task that presents itself to the teacher is not merely to explain a new word in familiar terms, but to shape an entirely new concept in the mind of the student.

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    Summer 1964 Issue

    Abstracts

    Introduction
    Janet A. Emig, James T. Fleming, Helen M. Popp
    Three Processes in the Child's Acquisition of Syntax
    Roger Brown, Ursula Bellugi
    Language Disorders in Childhood
    Eric H. Lenneberg
    Words, Meanings and Concepts
    John B. Carroll
    Language and the School Child
    Martin Joos
    Mencken Revisited
    Raven I. McDavid, Jr.
    Geography and the American Language
    AN APPROACH TO LITERACY
    Louis A. Muinzer
    Underlying and Superficial Linguistic Structure
    Paul M. Postal
    What Grammar?
    H. A. Gleason, Jr.
    Around the Edge of Language
    Intonation
    Dwight L. Bolinger
    Symposium
    The Use of English in World Literatures: INTRODUCTION
    The Language of African Literature
    Ezekiel Mphahlele
    The Use of English in Australian Literature
    Arthur Delbridge
    English in the West Indies, or the West Indies in English?
    J. L. Dillard
    Indian Writing in English
    P. Lal
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