Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language is a process through which humans create meaning. Language as a process begins with a function and then develops as the user experiments with the language form necessary to meet the needs of that function. Students use language and learn its functions at the same time (F. Smith, 1983). As a result, children learn language naturally as they interact with others in their environment (Goodman, 1986).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1990 Sue L. Pettit
Pettit, Sue L., "Developing a literature-based theme study to extend the whole language concept" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 3088.