Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 08:45:29 -0800
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: seeking textbook advice

I think we have to be careful about hoping that a grammar book--any
grammar book--will be the panacea that will enable us to "teach writing,
not grammar." If anything, the last few decades of research in English
composition have revealed that there is very little transfer of skill from
grammar-based exercises to the writing of essays. College faculties around
the country have mistakenly thought that a one-semester course in freshman
composition would enable students to iron out the last little cobwebs and
stride forth into writing tasks throughout the curriculum with mature
writing--and thinking--habits. Wrong. We all need to teach writing

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 19:52:57 -0800
From: Salikoko Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: METHODS

At 05:09 PM 3/21/98 EST, you wrote:
Does anyone remember when and where the next METHODS conference will take
place? Now that Alan Thomas has published the proceedings from the last
conference, I'm reminded that it is time to start thinking about the next

I think that Sandra Clark, at St. John's, New Foundland, was making
arrangements to host the conference in August 1999. Or will this be the one
after what Ron is getting ready for?


Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]
University of Chicago 773-702-8531; FAX 773-834-0924
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