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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,

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.


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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