This book surveys the discipline of linguistics, the study of human language. An outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored is provided, and readers are guided towards further exploration.
This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.
New Media Language brings leading media figures and scholars together to debate the shifting relations between today's media and contemporary language. From newspapers and television to email, the Internet and text messaging, there are ever increasing media conduits for news. This book investigates how developments in world media have affected, and been affected by, language. Exploring a wide range of topics, from the globalization of communication to the vocabulary of terrorism and the language used in the wake of September 11, New Media Language looks at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes. From Malcolm Gluck on wine writing, to Naomi Baron on email, the authors provide authoritative and engaging insights into the ways in which language is changing, and in turn, changes us. With a foreword by Simon Jenkins, New Media Language is essential reading for anyone with an interest in today's complex and expanding media.
Unlocking self-expression through NLP, part of the Professional Perspectives series, offers you over a hundred activities that create the need and the desire in the students to express themselves, be it in speech or in writing. Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of human experience, focusing on mind-body connection, on language as a mirror of the inner being and on the fact that much of our experience is mediated by powerful internal programmes we are not normally aware of.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-365) and indexes.
The sixth edition of Principles of Language Learning and Teaching offers new ways of viewing and teaching second language acquisition (SLA) based on the latest research. Providing a comprehensive overview of the theoretical viewpoints that have shaped language teaching today, the text explains the pedagogical relevance of SLA research in reader-friendly prose. The new edition of this classic text, used by teacher-education programs worldwide, reflects the most recent themes in SLA research, updated references, and a summation of current issues and perspectives.
Designing and Analyzing Tests with accompanying CD-ROM gives you a solid grounding in language assessment theory, practical guidance on developing and administering tests, and shows you how to use Excel for statistical analysis of procedures. Language teachers often have to develop or choose tests or other assessments for their classes without any training. With this book and CD-ROM you learn how to choose from ready-made tests, or to adapt existing tests to better meet your needs. It gives you the tools you need to write your own tests and to analyze them. The book is organized in two Parts: Part 1 focuses on language assessment theory, and guidance on developing and administering tests. Part 2 introduces the use of Excel for analysing language test data.
Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language examines what it takes to achieve long-term success in languages beyond the first language. Distinguishing language learning from language-use strategies, Andrew D. Cohen disentangles a morass of terminology to help the reader see what language strategies are and how they can enhance performance. In this fully revised and substantially rewritten second edition, every chapter has been reworked, with material either updated or replaced. Entirely new material has also been developed based on examples of specific strategies supplied by actual learners, mostly drawn from a website featuring these strategies in the learning of Spanish grammar.Strategies in Learning and Using a Second language will be an invaluable resource for language teachers and researchers, as well as for administrators of second language programmes and for students of applied linguistics.
The book develops a general theory of symbols in the arts, in which «symbols» are understood not as concrete manifestations of an absolute, as in the romantic/idealistic tradition, but rather as objects that refer to other objects. Goodman differentiates between pictorial and linguistic symbols, exploring their properties and how they relate to the things that they denote. Concerning questions of image theory and the relationship of images to language and the world, I find the book a constant source of reflection and intellectual unrest [Markus Klammer]
Children's Jazz Chants Old and New offers the best of the classic edition along with a collection of new chants and songs. Featured are chants and songs that focus on the language children use in everyday situations. Teacher's notes highlight structures, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Jazz Chants introduce and reinforce the language structures and functions of everyday spoken English. They provide a way of improving students' speaking and listening skills. The Student Book contains the words of each chant, a useful introduction, and clear teaching notes.
Small Talk is a collection of jazz chants that focuses on language functions. Each unit consists of a series of chants illustrating a function, as well as listening exercises, pronunciation practice, activities, and teacher's notes. An answer key is included.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index.
This book addresses fundamental questions regarding the relationships between successful language learning and strategy use and development according to learner, situational or target variables. It considers strategy effectiveness from an individual point of view and discusses pedagogical issues, especially relating to teacher perceptions and training, classroom and learner factors, methodology and content.
CLIL in Context is a comprehensive, practical guide to CLIL in different educational contexts. The authors provide tips on how to implement CLIL for majority language students in dual language programs, for minority and indigenous language students who are learning through a second language and for students learning an additional language in foreign language contexts. They provide plenty of real life examples and useful tools for working with the community, planning instruction, selecting materials and assessing student learning. All of this is supported by commentaries from educators and students around the world who have adopted a CLIL approach.
Imagine a professional learning community where you could sit in as... Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller swap best practices, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels compare instruction across the grades, Anne Goudvis and Tanny McGregor share ways to infuse comprehension into every subject area, Cris Tovani and Nancy Commins apply the strategies to help struggling readers, English learners, and special-needs students. With this book you can. It's an energetic, personal conversation on what great comprehension instructions looks like, what an amazing range of applications it has for all students, and what we can do better. And like any exciting conversation, the authors point out their favorite parts of one another's chapters-highlighting discussion topics for teacher study groups along the way.
The Roles of Language in CLIL provides a theoretically-based approach to the integration of language and content in primary and secondary contexts addressed to a range of stakeholders in Content and Language Integrated Learning. Adopting the framework of systemic functional linguistics, this book raises practitioners' awareness of how language functions in CLIL. Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students' language works and may be expected to develop.
An extremely lucid book that mixes discursive prose with exercises, questions and prompts for reflection. Each theoretical point is supported by a fully explained example. The book focuses on the different strategies that people use to learn languages and shows teacher how to (a) train pupils in those strategies and (b) adapt their teaching to derive the greatest benefit from each strategy.
This book, by one of the leading figures in applied linguistics, provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive treatment of the major issues. Its six chapters take the reader through the major tenets and debates in the field and are essential reading for anyone involved in applied linguistics and language teaching today. It outlines the historical roots of the field and its major developments over the years, and examines current issues such as language modelling and the analysis of discourse. While not neglecting theory, the book takes a practical approach and language teachers, as well as university level students, will find it a useful read.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-328) and index.
Featuring extensive updates and revisions, the 3rd edition of Materials and Methods in ELT offers a comprehensive and useful introduction to the principles and practice of teaching English as a foreign/second language. A popular and practical guide for teachers, teachers in training, and for students studying methods and materials. Features a new chapter on IT in English language teaching, new samples from current teaching materials, plus a new section on technology for materials and methods. Covers how to approach materials and methods, evaluation and adaptation, technology for materials and methods, and teaching in under-resourced classrooms. Examines the different methods available to teachers for organizing and managing an ELT classroom, including group and pair work, individualization, and classroom observation.