Language in the Schools

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Overview

"The volume focuses on how basic linguistic knowledge can inform teachers' approaches to language issues in the multicultural, linguistically diverse classroom. It also includes examples of practical applications of language awareness to pedagogy, assessment, and curriculum construction that support the current goals of language arts, bilingual, and ESL education." Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge Into K-12 Teaching contributes to the resources on linguistics and education by taking prospective teachers beyond basic linguistics to ways in which linguistics can productively inform their teaching and raise their students' awareness of language. It is intended as a text for students in teacher education programs who have a basic knowledge of linguistics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805848137
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/20/2005
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Linguistics and education in multilingual America 5
2 Embracing diversity through the understanding of pragmatics 17
3 Growing up shifting : immigrant children, their families, and the schools 29
4 Language and gender matters in the classroom 41
5 "My teacher says ...," mastery of English and the Creole learner 55
6 The relevance of linguistic analysis to the role of teachers as decision makers 71
7 A positive sign : an overview of the benefits of signing in the classroom 87
8 A critical approach to standard English 97
9 Bilingualism : myths and realities 109
10 Spanish maintenance and English literacy : Mexican-descent children's Spanish and English narratives 121
11 Spelling stories : a way to teach the history of English 139
12 Teaching students about language change, language endangerment, and language death 149
13 Language as a reflection of our social and physical world : what students can learn from metaphor 161
14 Contrastive analysis and codeswitching : how and why to use the vernacular to teach standard English 171
15 English LIVEs : language in variation exercises for today's classrooms 181
16 Developing savvy writers by analyzing grammar rants 191
17 Linguistics as a tool in teaching fiction writing 209
18 Applications of corpus linguistics in the English language classroom 223
19 English Gairaigo : learning about language structure from the margins of Japanese 235
20 Opening dictionaries to investigation 247
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