Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education: United States Edition
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.
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 BookDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 2 Foundations of Linguistics: Phonetics Oral vs. Written LanguageConsonantsVowelsApproximantsPhonetic Spelling and the English AlphabetDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 3 Foundations of Linguistics: Phonology and Morphology PhonologyMorphologyDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 4 Syntax and Grammar Teaching Word ClassesConstituent StructureOther Syntactic Knowledge Linear Order Agreement Sentence Nesting Traditional GrammarGrammar Teaching RevisitedTeaching UsageDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 5 Language Change and Variation Language ChangeHistory of English Overview Old English Middle English Modern EnglishMechanisms of Change Vocabulary Phonology Morphology and SyntaxRegional Variation Overview ExamplesSociolinguistic VariationDialect and Ethnic Identity African American Vernacular English Other Ethnic DialectsAttitudes toward Dialect DifferencesLanguage and GenderDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 6 The Written Word Writing SystemsBackground of English OrthographyWhat English Spelling RepresentsSpelling ReformOther Writing ConventionsReadingDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 7 Using Language in Context PragmaticsConversational Intent: How Do You Know What Someone Really Means? Disambiguating Ambiguity Discourse FunctionConversational AppropriatenessLanguage Choices and Social AppropriatenessClassroom RegisterDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 8 Child Language Acquisition Basic AssumptionsStages 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 AdultLearning the Meaning of WordsAcquiring Pragmatic SkillsLearning Strategies and Individual DifferencesAcquisition Theory: How Do Children Do It?Brain Structure and the Critical Age HypothesisDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 9 Language Disorders and Impairment Hearing ImpairmentVisual ImpairmentCognitive ImpairmentSome 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 ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 10 Language Planning and Policy Language Planning and Policy around the WorldChoosing a National LanguageDominant vs. Minority LanguagesResponses to Minority Dialects of English in the United StatesEducational Policy and Minority DialectsEducational Policy and BilingualismThe English-Only MovementDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading CHAPTER 11 Linguistics and Literacy What Do We Mean by "Literacy"?Elements of LiteracyThe Beginnings of Reading and WritingDecontextualized LanguageConstruction of DiscourseMetalanguage: Becoming Aware of LanguageLinguistics and Literacy: ReflectionsDiscussion of ExercisesSuggested ProjectsFurther Reading GLOSSARY
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