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Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation: Rhetorical Tools for Literate Uses of Language, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Anna O. Soter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 14, 2012

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Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation: Rhetorical Tools for Literate Uses of Language gives pre- and in-service teachers of English and English as a Foreign Language a concise look at language as a rhetorical tool, while focusing on teaching and learning about grammar, usage, and punctuation through play and experimentation. The book focuses on having readers work with language in ways that develop their meta-linguistic awareness—showing how we work language and how we make it work for us. Easy to understand and navigate, the book presents the ideas of each chapter with objectives, a discussion of the main concept(s), key assumptions and detailed applications with variations.

 

Table of Contents

Dedication                                                                                                                               

Foreword by Robin Troth                                                                                                                                                          

Acknowledgements                                                                                                                  

Figures and Cartoons in Order of Appearance                                                               

Introduction                                                                                                                             

 

Chapter One                                                                                       

Language as a Function of Purpose: The Conceptual Frame

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert

 

Chapter Two                                                                                                                          

Discourse Communities and Kinds of Language Use

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert

 

Chapter Three                                                                                                            

Sentence Play (1) Expanding, Combining, Chunking, and Unscrambling

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert

 

Chapter Four                                                                                                                          

Sentence Play (2): Portability, Variability, and Punctuation as Rhetorical Choices

 

Chapter Five                                                                                                                           

Style and Language Play

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert

 

Chapter Six                                                                                                                            

Incorporating Diverse Learners’ Knowledge About Language for Language Play

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert 

 

Chapter Seven                                                                                                                        

Personalizing The Power of Language

 

Chapter Eight                                                                                                             

The Big Picture: Implementing A Language-Infused English

Language Arts Curriculum

 

Part II: Back to Basics: Elements of the English Language that Matter in Written                 

and Formal Spoken Contexts

Cartoon Illustration by David Rickert

                                                                                   

Glossary                                                                                                                                 

Annotated Resources                                                                                                                           

References   394

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