"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts
The Methodology Chapters from the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Second Edition; Sponsored by International Reading Association & National Council of Teachers of English
This text makes available in a concise format the chapters comprising the
research methodology section of the "Handbook of Research on Teaching the
English Language Arts, Second Edition". An introduction, designed to give
K-12 teachers an understanding of the basic categories and functions of
research in teaching, is followed by chapters addressing teacher
professionalism and the rise of "multiple literacies"; empirical research;
longitudinal studies; case studies; ethnography; teacher research; teacher
inquiry into literacy, social justice, and power; synthesis research;
fictive representation; and contemporary methodological issues and future
direction in research on the teaching of English. "Methods of Research on
Teaching the English Language Arts" is well-suited for use in upper-level
undergraduate and graduate-level literacy research methods courses.