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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 With best wishes, and thanks in advance, Mark
Reply: Hi, Mark, First, let me second Madalena's suggestion. Meanwhile, you might check out Vygotsky's works (and you should probably google all reasonable variants ('i' for 'y' or not in all combinations, especially, transliterations being what they are), above all on the idea of 'scaffolding', an appealing, logical notion that is finding increasing numbers of adherents in recent decades in many cognitive fields. MIT Press has published at least a couple of his books, originally published many decades ago in Russian. Jim James L. Fidelholtz Graduate Program in Language Sciences Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Benem'erita Universidad Aut'onoma de Puebla, M'EXICO
Reply From: James L Fidelholtz      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    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (10-Jun-2013)

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