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Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Anita K Barry

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 23, 2007

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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.  

Table of 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

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