The Uses of English

reviewed by Sheila Schwartz - 1968

coverTitle: The Uses of English
Author(s): Herbert J. Muller
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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These two reports of the Anglo-American Conference on the Teaching of English (the Dartmouth Seminar), should, if logic prevails, have the same impact on the field of English that Bruner had on the field of Education and McLuhan had on Media. It's not that the findings and suggestions are new. It's that they have finally been set down with the clarity of the Roman Twelve Tables for all to see. The best ideas always have inherent the qualities of logic and simplicity. One wonders why they were not previously conceived. So it is with the Dartmouth Seminar. How eminently logical it was to convene fifty authorities from Great Britain, Canada, and the United States to examine seriously the deceptively simple question, "What is English?" Meeting in late summer, 1966, the Seminar discovered a surprising basic difference, important points of agreement, and an overall philosophy which should be studied by every present and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 2, 1968, p. 172-174 ID Number: 1931, Date Accessed: 2/16/2020 3:10:43 PM

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