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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


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Title: Reinventing Curriculum
Subtitle: A Complex-Perspective on Literacy and Writing
Description:

In this book, Linda Laidlaw explores the questions: What happens when
children begin to write? Why is it that the teaching and practice of
writing seems at times to be difficult in schools? How might teachers work
differently to create more inviting spaces for developing literacy? The
premise is that written texts and literacy processes are developed within a
complex "weave" of particular contexts, or ecologies, and the unique
particularity of the learner's experiences, histories, memories and
interpretations. Laidlaw offers new information about writing and literacy
pedagogy linked to current research in the complexity sciences and
cognition, and considers the possibilities that might emerge for pedagogy
when alternative metaphors, images, and structures are considered for
writing and curriculum. The volume includes qualitative and narrative
description of writing and literacy situations, events, and pedagogy, and
elaborates the historical, theoretical, and curricular background in which
such instruction exists within contemporary schooling.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Literacy / Reading
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805850422
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S.$ 69.95

 
 
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ISBN: 0805850430
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Pages: 240
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