Linguistics for Teachers / Edition 1

Linguistics for Teachers / Edition 1

by Linda Miller Cleary, Linda M. Cleary
     
 

This reader gives background in both the research underlying and the applications of language theory. The readings emphasize the connections among theory/research/pedagogy,and were selected to reflect the multi-cultural,diverse nature of today's classroom. The book is designed to stand alone as the text for a course,or can be used to complement any introduction to… See more details below

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This reader gives background in both the research underlying and the applications of language theory. The readings emphasize the connections among theory/research/pedagogy,and were selected to reflect the multi-cultural,diverse nature of today's classroom. The book is designed to stand alone as the text for a course,or can be used to complement any introduction to linguistics text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070379466
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
639
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note to the Readers
Sect. IHistory of English and Acquisition of Language1
"Language, Culture, and the American Heritage"4
"Where Our Grammar Came From"23
"The Acquisition of Language"35
"Learning the Mother Tongue"55
Sect. IILanguage and Culture67
ALanguage and the Construction of Reality71
"Thought and Word"71
"The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language"79
"The Relationship between Language and Thought"99
BDialects, Language Variation, and Schooling103
"Varieties of American English"103
"'What Go Round Come Round': King in Perspective"130
"Recognizing Black English in the Classroom"149
"Black Talking on the Streets"173
"Chicano English: The Anguish of Definition"198
"American Indian English and Its Implications for Bilingual Education"207
"The Relationship between Language and Sex in English"219
"Asymmetries: Women and Men Talking at Cross-Purposes"235
Sect. IIILanguage and the Teaching of Reading and Writing253
ALiteracy257
"What Is Literacy?"257
"An Interactionist Approach to Advancing Literacy"265
BLanguage and the Reading Process282
"Reading Comprehension: A Selected Review"282
"The Act of Reading"313
"I Never Read Such a Long Story Before"325
CLanguage and the Writing Process337
"Assumptions"337
"Defining the Process Paradigm"339
"The Development of Writing Abilities during the School Years"356
"Spelling and Grammar Logs"367
"Developing Correctness in Student Writing: Alternatives to the Error-Hunt"371
"A Profile of Carlos: Strengths of a Nonstandard Dialect Writer"383
Sect. IVThe Nature of Language and Its Classroom Applications393
APhonology and the Teaching of Spelling397
"Phonetics"397
"Theory and Research"410
"Helping the Problem Speller without Suppressing the Writer"421
BSyntax and the Teaching of Grammar426
"Revolution in Grammar"426
"Knowledge of Language"442
"A Study of the Syntactic Skills of Normal Middle-School Males and Females"454
"A Reconsideration of the Definition of Standard English"465
"What Makes Good English Good?"473
"Debunking Some Myths about Traditional Grammar"483
"Grammars and Teaching"490
"The Teaching of English Usage"505
CSemantics and Vocabulary515
"Semantic Properties"515
"How Metaphor Gives Meaning to Form"519
"The King of France Is Bald: An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics"529
"Truth Is a Linguistic Question"542
"Placing Meaning at the Center of Language Study"554
"How the System Is Used to Make Meaning"564
"Vocabulary Teaching: Active Involvement in Contexts"577
"Spoken Words: Quality Exposure to Vocabulary Concepts"589
Sect. VTeaching English as a Second Language597
"Communicative Language Teaching: A New Metaphor"599
"A Road to Success for Language-minority High School Students"612
Acknowledgments625
Index629

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