Toward an Understanding of Language

Charles Carpenter Fries in Perspective

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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.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 40]  1985.  xvi, 384 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Introduction. Charles C. Fries: the life of a linguist
Richard W. Bailey
1
Part 1: English education
Education of English teachers
Harold B. Allen
19
Charles Carpenter Fries and the teaching of literature
Archibald A. Hill
27
Charles Fries and reading
William D. Page
33
Americn English grammar
Robert C. Jones
51
Part 2: Linguistics and the English language
C.C. Fries’ view of language and linguistics
Peter H. Fries
63
C.C. Fries’ signals model of english grammar
Sidney Greenbaum
85
Slot in referential hierarchy in relation to Charles C. Fries’ view of language
Kenneth L. Pike and Peter H. Fries
105
Signals of sequence and thought
Carolyn G. Hartnett
129
Charles C. Fries on ‘Meaning’ in structural linguistics and language pedagogy
William J. Crawford
143
The impact of C.C. Fries’ work in historical linguistics
Janet Duthie Collins
161
Charles C. Fries and the Early Modern English Dictionary
Richard W. Bailey
171
C.C. Fries on standard English
James C. Stalker
205
Fries and linguistic geography
Raven I. McDavid, Jr. and Virginia G. McDavid
221
Fries’ functionalism
Mackie J.-V. Blanton
237
Part 3: Engllish as a second Language
Charles C. Fries and Jerome S. Burner: Common-sense and cognition in learning
James W. Ney
259
Charles Fries and contrastive analysis
Marcel Danesi
277
Pattern-practice revisited
Frederick J. Bosco
297
Legacy from a last chapter
Virginia French Allen
319
Native speaker performance and the cloze test, A quest for validity
Robert Lado
331
Listening comprehension in C.C. Fries’ oral approach
Lynn E. Henrichsen
343
Bibliography of Charles C. Fries
359
About the authors
373
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  85009168