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Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780131589285

ISBN10:
0131589288
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/31/2007
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

This book provides teachers with the background knowledge for understanding the role linguistics plays in literacy development. It fits the linguistics for teachers course, a topic that is front and center of the field's need for pre-service and in-service teachers to understand language development and the role morphology, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax plays in literacy development and language acquisition.

Table of Contents

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
Foundations of Linguistics
Phonetics Oral vs. Written Language
Consonants
Vowels
Approximants
Phonetic Spelling and the English Alphabet
Discussion of Exercises
Suggested Projects
Further Reading
Foundations of Linguistics
Phonology and Morphology
Phonology
Morphology
Discussion of Exercises
Suggested Projects
Further Reading
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
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
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
Using Language in Context
Pragmatics
Conversational Intent: How Do You Know What Someone Really Means?
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