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August 1973

Syntax, Speech and Hearing.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(2):142. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020148020

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Syntax, Speech and Hearing is an excellent guide for anyone desiring a better understanding of the English language. However, because the focus of the book is on children with hearing and language disabilities, it is especially relevant for the educator of the hearing impaired, the speech pathologist working with hard-of-hearing children, or the audiologist who wants a better insight into the hearing-impaired child's language problems.

The author states that anyone who aspires to teach English to children with language learning problems will be a better tutor if he understands language development. Beyond that, he must be thoroughly grounded in the grammar or syntax of English. Unfortunately, it is not unusual, she says, to find teachers of language handicapped children who are not prepared for their task.

The text proceeds in an orderly manner with a major but not a total emphasis on transformational generative grammar. The lessons are programmed with

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