LINGUIST List 13.1774

Sat Jun 22 2002

Disc: Review: Applied Ling: Hinkel (2002)

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  1. rtroike, Review: Applied Ling: Hinkel (2002)

Message 1: Review: Applied Ling: Hinkel (2002)

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 21:58:33 -0700 (MST)
From: rtroike <>
Subject: Review: Applied Ling: Hinkel (2002)

Re: Linguist 13.1763

	Back in the 1970s, I was involved in a project supported by the 
(then) U.S. Office of Education to use a concordancing program developed 
at Georgetown University to assist ESL teachers in bilingual vocational 
programs to determine relevant vocabulary and phraseology to teach in the 
ESL classes, so as to connect with and provide English to use to express 
what was being taught in the content courses in the students' native 
language (since the ESL teachers did not know the vocational field). 

Program evaluations did indicate better learning of more practical English 
as a result, but no results were ever published, and unfortunately no hard 
empirical testing was possible, so the evidence was somewhat anecdotal. An 
overall evaluation was done, which I was also involved with, but it was 
submitted merely as an internal project report, and not formally 

	-- Rudy Troike
	 University of Arizona
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