ISBN-10:
0131589288
ISBN-13:
9780131589285
Pub. Date:
06/14/2007
Publisher:
Pearson
Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education / Edition 1

Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education / Edition 1

by Anita K Barry

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ISBN-13: 9780131589285
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/14/2007
Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 744,999
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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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