Language Alive In The Classroom

Author: Rebecca S. Wheeler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275960551
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When it comes to grammar, teachers often wonder how to reach their students. This volume offers a resounding response. Articles range from an exploration of cultural attitudes toward grammar to models of how students may become sleuths as they discover the often surprising patterns of our language. Teachers are shown how to bring language alive in the classroom.

Alive To Language

Author: Valerie Arndt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521560152
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Areas examined in this book include the concepts of language-in-use and associated systems, language varieties, language change, and the interaction between language and power.

Academic Language In Diverse Classrooms Definitions And Contexts

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452234787
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This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, encapsulates the broad ideas of the series by presenting the evolving theory behind the construct of academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices. This foundations book is suitable for use with any (or all) of the six volumes or can be used separately.

How To Keep Your Language Alive

Author: Leanne Hinton
Publisher: Heyday
ISBN: 9781890771423
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Awash in worldwide accounts of dying languages, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists are doing something about it: they have created a master-apprentice language program, a one-on-one approach that has been remarkably successful in ensuring that new speakers will take the place of those, often elderly, who are fluent in endangered languages. How to Keep Your Language Alive is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh, complete with exercises that can -- and should -- be done in the most ordinary of settings, written with great simplicity and directness by a member of the linguistics faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

We Do Language English Variation In The Secondary English Classroom

Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754994
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We Do Language builds on the authors' highly acclaimed first collaboration, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, and examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English classroom. The book includes specific information about the language varieties students bring with them to school so that educators can better assist students in developing the literacy skills necessry for the Common Core State Standards. This resource features concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English educators.

Sociolinguistics

Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110184181
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Using Authentic Video In The Language Classroom

Author: Jane Sherman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521799619
Size: 34.50 MB
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Language teaching material using authentic film and television is motivating and fun. However, teachers are often unsure of how to use this material in their language classroom.Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom guides and supports teachers with practical suggestions for activities which can be used with films, drama, soap operas, comedy, sports programmes, documentaries and adverts.Video is a rich renewable resource which can be used in the classroom to refresh conventional textbook material. These activities can be used time and time again with new material to stimulate students and bring the language alive. Many of the activities would also lend themselves for use with other technologies such DVDs and Webcasts.It enables teachers to access the powerful teaching tool of video with successful activities for the language classroom.

The Workings Of Language

Author: Rebecca S. Wheeler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275962456
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This volume suggests that claims about language are not to be taken at face value. Linguists explore the picture underlying language in our society, discussing prescriptivism, Black English, Ozark English, American Sign Language, English-Only, Endangered Languages, and media communication.

Bad Language

Author: Edwin Battistella
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883831
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Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write Who do you trust? rather than Whom do you trust? Linguist Edwin Battistella takes a hard look at traditional notions of bad language, arguing that they are often based in sterile conventionality. Examining grammar and style, cursing, slang, and political correctness, regional and ethnic dialects, and foreign accents and language mixing, Battistella discusses the strong feelings evoked by language variation, from objections to the pronunciation NU-cu-lar to complaints about bilingual education. He explains the natural desire for uniformity in writing and speaking and traces the association of mainstream norms to ideas about refinement, intelligence, education, character, national unity and political values. Battistella argues that none of these qualities is inherently connected to language. It is tempting but wrong, Battistella argues, to think of slang, dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English. Instead, we should view language as made up of alternative forms of orderliness adopted by speakers depending on their purpose. Thus we can study the structure and context of nonstandard language in order to illuminate and enrich traditional forms of language, and make policy decisions based on an informed engagement. Re-examining longstanding and heated debates, Bad Language will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers engaged and interested in the debate over what constitutes proper language.