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Essential Linguistics : What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar



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This is the edition with a publication date of 1/14/2004.
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In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice

Author Biography

David and Yvonne Freeman teach in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at The University of Texas Pan American. David is a professor of reading and Yvonne is a professor of bilingual education

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
1 First Language Acquisition 1(22)
2 Written and Second Language Acquisition 23(26)
3 English Phonology 49(25)
4 Implications from Phonology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language 74(24)
5 English Orthography 98(32)
6 A Linguistic Perspective on Phonics 130(36)
7 English Morphology 166(23)
8 Implications from Morphology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language 189(27)
9 English Syntax 216(35)
Afterword 251(2)
References 253(6)
Index 259

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