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Subject: Classics in Educational Linguistics
Question: I recently began a reading group focused on the general area of
language and education, aimed at postgraduate students. In advance
of the next year's sessions, I wanted to cast around so that I could
draw on a wider pool of papers.

To that end, I was hoping some of you would be good enough to
recommend some ''classic'' papers in Educational Linguistics (or,
more generally, dealing with the intersection between language and
education). You can read ''classic'' however you like (important,
seminal, cutting edge, personal favourites). Essentially, any and all
suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I can be emailed at schlemihl@gmail.com

With best wishes, and thanks in advance,

Reply: I would suggest posting your query to the Linguist List itself, instead of Ask-a-Linguist, where it will reach a much broader specialist circle. You can just copy and paste your question on this site:


I hope this helps

Reply From: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira      click here to access email
Date: 10-Jun-2013
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Classics in Educational Linguistics    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (20-Jun-2013)
  2. Re: Classics in Educational Linguistics    James L Fidelholtz     (10-Jun-2013)

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