Linguistics for Teachers / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070379466
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 639
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Readers
Sect. I History of English and Acquisition of Language 1
"Language, Culture, and the American Heritage" 4
"Where Our Grammar Came From" 23
"The Acquisition of Language" 35
"Learning the Mother Tongue" 55
Sect. II Language and Culture 67
A Language and the Construction of Reality 71
"Thought and Word" 71
"The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language" 79
"The Relationship between Language and Thought" 99
B Dialects, Language Variation, and Schooling 103
"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. III Language and the Teaching of Reading and Writing 253
A Literacy 257
"What Is Literacy?" 257
"An Interactionist Approach to Advancing Literacy" 265
B Language and the Reading Process 282
"Reading Comprehension: A Selected Review" 282
"The Act of Reading" 313
"I Never Read Such a Long Story Before" 325
C Language and the Writing Process 337
"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. IV The Nature of Language and Its Classroom Applications 393
A Phonology and the Teaching of Spelling 397
"Phonetics" 397
"Theory and Research" 410
"Helping the Problem Speller without Suppressing the Writer" 421
B Syntax and the Teaching of Grammar 426
"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
C Semantics and Vocabulary 515
"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. V Teaching English as a Second Language 597
"Communicative Language Teaching: A New Metaphor" 599
"A Road to Success for Language-minority High School Students" 612
Acknowledgments 625
Index 629
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