Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education (United States ed)

Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education (United States ed)

By: Anita K. Barry (author)Paperback

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This book provides teachers with the background knowledge for understanding the role linguistics plays in literacy development. It fits the linguistics for teachers course, a topic that is front and center of the field's need for pre-service and in-service teachers to understand language development and the role morphology, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax plays in literacy development and language acquisition.

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Linguistic Perspective Why Should Teachers Study Linguistics? What is the Linguistic Perspective? What is Linguistics? What Do Linguists Do? Goals of the Book Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 2 Foundations of Linguistics: Phonetics Oral vs. Written Language Consonants Vowels Approximants Phonetic Spelling and the English Alphabet Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 3 Foundations of Linguistics: Phonology and Morphology Phonology Morphology Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 4 Syntax and Grammar Teaching Word Classes Constituent Structure Other Syntactic Knowledge Linear Order Agreement Sentence Nesting Traditional Grammar Grammar Teaching Revisited Teaching Usage Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 5 Language Change and Variation Language Change History of English Overview Old English Middle English Modern English Mechanisms of Change Vocabulary Phonology Morphology and Syntax Regional Variation Overview Examples Sociolinguistic Variation Dialect and Ethnic Identity African American Vernacular English Other Ethnic Dialects Attitudes toward Dialect Differences Language and Gender Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 6 The Written Word Writing Systems Background of English Orthography What English Spelling Represents Spelling Reform Other Writing Conventions Reading Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 7 Using Language in Context Pragmatics Conversational Intent: How Do You Know What Someone Really Means? Disambiguating Ambiguity Discourse Function Conversational Appropriateness Language Choices and Social Appropriateness Classroom Register Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 8 Child Language Acquisition Basic Assumptions Stages of Language Development Before First Words First Words Multiple Word Utterances: The Idea of Syntax Grammatical Morphemes: Fleshing Out the Telegram Later Development: Sounding Like an Adult Learning the Meaning of Words Acquiring Pragmatic Skills Learning Strategies and Individual Differences Acquisition Theory: How Do Children Do It? Brain Structure and the Critical Age Hypothesis Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 9 Language Disorders and Impairment Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Cognitive Impairment Some Theoretical Questions What is the Relationship between Language and Cognition? What is the Relationship between Language and Speech? Is There a Critical Age for Language Acquisition? Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 10 Language Planning and Policy Language Planning and Policy around the World Choosing a National Language Dominant vs. Minority Languages Responses to Minority Dialects of English in the United States Educational Policy and Minority Dialects Educational Policy and Bilingualism The English-Only Movement Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading CHAPTER 11 Linguistics and Literacy What Do We Mean by "Literacy"? Elements of Literacy The Beginnings of Reading and Writing Decontextualized Language Construction of Discourse Metalanguage: Becoming Aware of Language Linguistics and Literacy: Reflections Discussion of Exercises Suggested Projects Further Reading GLOSSARY

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780131589285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780131589285
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0131589288
  • edition: United States ed

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