History, Diversity, and Change

Author: David Graddol

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415131179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 8009

The story of English is often presented as one of progress. The emphasis in this book is on the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings to different varieties of English.

The English Languages

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 1016

Plural? Monolithic? Legion? - Tom McArthur explores the nature of English in its local and global contexts.

Die Sprache

Author: Armin Hetzer,Wilhelm Havers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783447044080

Category: Philology

Page: 648

View: 2874


Diversity and Rights in Care

Author: Neil Moonie,Anne Bates,Dee Spencer-Perkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401269

Category: Social service

Page: 246

View: 1846

Diversity and Rights in Care is unique in taking a narrative approach to diversity, identity and human rights - and in applying this to professional practice in social care. Diversity and Rights offers:

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 1060

An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.

Past, Present, and Future Research on Teacher Induction

An Anthology for Researchers, Policy Makers, and Practitioners

Author: Jian Wang, Director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy,Sandra J. Odell,Renee T. Clift

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607097648

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 1550

This book's importance is derived from three sources: (1) careful conceptualization of teacher induction from historical, methodological, and international perspectives; (2) systematic reviews of research literature relevant to various aspects of teacher induction including its social, cultural, and political contexts, program components and forms, and the range of its effects; (3) substantial empirical studies on the important issues of teacher induction with different kinds of methodologies that exemplify future directions and approaches to the research in teacher induction.

The Habitat of Australia's Aboriginal Languages

Past, Present and Future

Author: Gerhard Leitner,Ian G. Malcolm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110197847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

View: 5099

The languages of Aboriginal Australians have attracted a considerable amount of interest among scholars from such diverse fields as linguistics, political studies, archaeology or social history. As a result, there is a large number of studies on a variety of issues to do with Aboriginal Australian languages and the social contexts in which they are used. There is, however, no integrative reader that is easily accessible to the non-specialist in any of the areas concerned. The collection edited by Leitner and Malcolm fills this gap. Looking at Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and their changing habitats from pre-colonial times to the present, the book covers languages from a structural and functional linguistic perspective, moves on to the issue of cultural maintenance and then turns to language policy, planning and the educational and legal dimensions. Among the many themes discussed are: the social and linguistic history of language contact after 1788 (including the Macassans); the demographic base of indigenous languages; traditional indigenous languages; results of language contact such as the modification of traditional languages and the rise of contact languages (pidgins, creoles, esp. Kriol, Torres Strait Creole, and Aboriginal English); the impact of the Aboriginal languages on mainstream Australian English; maintenance, shift, revival and documentation of indigenous and contact languages; language planning; language in education; language in the media; language in the law courts. The contributors are leading experts in their fields. The book can serve as a reader for university courses but also as a state-of-the-art work and resource for specialists like applied linguists or educational planners.

Variety in Written English

Texts in Society/Societies in Text

Author: Tony Bex

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134839960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3858

Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry and literature * provides an accessible and comprehensive survey of genre theory * proposes a challenging new way of analysing genre which emphasises communicative function * unusually, considers the relevance of linguistic theories of genre to the study of literary texts. * includes numerous exercises and annotated bibliographies Variety in Written Discourse will be of interest to all students of language and communication. In addition, it will be an invaluable text for those interested in literature, as well as English for Specific Purposes.

The Oxford History of English

Author: Lynda Mugglestone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199660166

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

View: 5566

Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is republished in a reset and revised edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, it describes the changing sounds, words, and meanings of English. A book for everyone interested in the language.

New Teachers for a New Century

The Future of Early Childhood Professional Preparation

Author: Diane Horm-Wingerd

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756708907

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 3509

Brings together for the first time what we know and what we need to know about the state of early childhood, univ.-level teacher prep. in the U.S. Fulfills 3 purposes: examines the nature and content of current early childhood prof'l. prep. programs at the pre-service level; provides a comprehensive description of what constitutes high quality early childhood prof'l. prep., and most important; drives prof'l. discussion concerning the future of prof'l. prep. at the baccalaureate level in early childhood educ. Provides critiques of contemporary practice and offers challenges for the field in preparing the next generation of early childhood educators.

Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.

The Role of Composition Studies

Author: Scott Wible

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809331357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 9542

In Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies, author Scott Wible explores the significance and application of two of the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s key language policy statements: the 1974 Students’ Right to Their Own Language resolution and the 1988 National Language Policy. Wible draws from a wealth of previously unavailable archived material and professional literature to offer for the first time a comprehensive examination of these policies and their legacies that continue to shape the worlds of rhetoric, politics, and composition. Wible demonstrates the continued relevance of the CCCC’s policies, particularly their role in influencing the recent, post-9/11 emergence of a national security language policy. He discusses in depth the role the CCCC’s language policy statements can play in shaping the U.S. government’s growing awareness of the importance of foreign language education, and he offers practical discussions of the policies’ pedagogical, professional, and political implications for rhetoric and composition scholars who engage contemporary debates about the politics of linguistic diversity and language arts education in the United States. Shaping Language Policy in the U.S. reveals the numerous ways in which the CCCC language policies have usefully informed educators’ professional practices and public service and investigates how these policies can continue to guide scholars and teachers in the future.

Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders

The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135235570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 2027

This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew argues that history is a theatre for the realization of lingua francas, offering a model that shows the present as derived from the past and as a bearer of future possibility, the understanding of which is rooted in the understanding of World Englishes and ELF. The book will engage with some of the current theoretical debates in WEs and includes, as a means of fleshing out the model, sociolinguistic case studies of Arabia, China Fujian, and Singapore.

Teacher education in the English-speaking world

past, present, and future

Author: Tom A. O'Donoghue,Clive Whitehead

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9781593119003

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 3880

This edited book is a comparative study on teacher education across ten major Englishspeakingregions of the world (USA, English Canada, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand). The focus onindividual regions is reflective of a comparative approach with a long tradition goingback to the turn of the twentieth century. This approach is still valid at the present time asit provides one of the best ways of initially structuring our understanding of teachereducation at the macro level in order to facilitate communication of the situation crossnationallyand prepare the way for higher levels of analyses. To this end, the book hastwelve chapters: An introductory chapter details the focus of the book. This is followedby a chapter on each of the ten regions. Each of these chapters, written by an expert in thefield: focuses on general trends in teacher education rather than on any specific aspect of it;focuses primarily on pre-service teacher education at the primary and post-primary levels, although some referenceis also made to continuing professional development;strikes a balance between past, present and future trends;deals broadly with access to, the processes involved in, and the structure of, teacher education;has a unique structure rather than one based upon a formulaic approach.In the final chapter major themes are distilled from the case studies. It also outlines how the book furthers understanding ofteacher education internationally, considers other groupings of regions ripe forconsideration along similar lines, and indicates initiatives arising out of the casestudies worthy of consideration for the improvement of teacher education crossnationally.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)

Page: 2

View: 7550


The past, present, and future of second language research

selected proceedings of the 2000 Second Language Research Forum

Author: Xenia Bonch-Bruevich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 7773

This selected proceedings contains 16 papers from the September 2000 Second Language Research Forum held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The papers are organized into four sections: Formal Investigations of SLA, Cognitive Accounts of SLA, SLA in the Classroom, and Methodological Issues.