Knowing About Language is an essential and comprehensive introduction to and discussion of the value of linguistics in the secondary and post 16 curriculum. Split into three easily accessible parts, each chapter draws on theoretical and practical reasons for developing language awareness for the teacher and student, the impact of government and institutional policy on teaching and teacher knowledge, and explores recent research about the value of linguistic knowledge to support student attainment. Expert contributors show how recent innovations in linguistics can support language teaching by providing a range of practical ideas that can be used in the classroom.
Knowing About Language is a valuable theoretical, critical and practical guide for the teacher and researcher, and anyone interested in applied linguistics and the study of language in education.Written by authors who are passionate about the value of language study both as a classroom topic and more generally, this book acts as a resource to inform and support teachers in wider aspects of their role by demonstrating the powerfully enabling nature and inherent value of language study and linguistics in secondary and post-16 curricula.
Marcello Giovanelli is Assistant Professor in English Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dan Clayton is a teacher of English Language at The Sixth Form College, Colchester, UK
Foreword Ronald Carter Introduction Dan Clayton and Marcello Giovanelli Part 1: Language and Linguistics in the Secondary School: Theoretical, Historical and Policy-Based Perspectives on the English Curriculum Chapter 1 The value of linguistics to the teacher Marcello Giovanelli Chapter 2 The impact of policy on language teaching in UK schools Richard Hudson Chapter 3 The effectiveness of explicit language teaching: Evidence from the research Debra Myhill Part 2: Applying Linguistics in the Classroom Chapter 4 Stylistics Andrea Macrae Chapter 5 Pragmatics Billy Clark Chapter 6 Attitudes to language change and variation Dan Clayton Chapter 7 Phonetics and phonology Ian Cushing and Sam Hellmuth Chapter 8 Technology and language Dan Clayton Chapter 9 Cognitive linguistics Graeme Trousdale Chapter 10 Corpus linguistics Gavin Brookes and Kevin Harvey Chapter 11 Forensic linguistics Willem B. Hollmann Part 3: Linguistics, Teacher Knowledge and Professional Development Chapter 12 Using silence: Discourse analysis and teachers' knowledge about classroom discussion Victoria Elliott and Jenni Ingram Chapter 13 Narrative interrelation, intertextuality, and teachers' knowledge about students' reading Jessica Mason Chapter 14 Systemic functional linguistics and teachers' knowledge about students' writing Margaret Berry Chapter 15 Developing beginning teachers' linguistic awareness: Issues and practice in ITE Marcello Giovanelli Chapter 16 Developing teachers' linguistic knowledge: Continuous professional development in schools and colleges Felicity Titjen Chapter 17 Language and linguistics in higher education: Transition and post-16 English Angela Goddard