Applying Linguistics in the Classroom A Sociocultural Approach

ISBN-10: 0415633168

ISBN-13: 9780415633161

Edition: 2013

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Description: Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society. Engaging, practical, and informative, Applying Linguistics in the Classroom is an ideal foundational text for courses such as Linguistics for Teachers and Educational Linguistics, and for bilingual and ESL education courses and others addressing language, culture, and learning.

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276

Preface
Acknowledgments
Language as Social Practice: Sociocultural Foundations of Discourse and Learning
Neurolinguistics: Rethinking Language in the Flesh
Phonology: Why Language Sounds Different to Second Language Learners
Phonics and Whole Language: Linguistic Foundations
Syntax: English Learners Building Sentences
Morphology: Building Words with English Learners
Semantics: The Beginning of Meaning
Written Language: Historical Developments in Literacy
Language Learning: Basic Principles and Debates
Learning and Context: Language and Activity
Functions of Language: Using Language around the World
Narratives: Living a Narrated Life
Language and Identity: Who We Are and How We Speak
Language Ideologies
References
Index
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