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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: Linguistics at School
Subtitle: Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education
Description:

Linguistics is a subject that has remained largely confined to the academy,
rather than being integrated into school curricula. This is unfortunate but
not surprising, as although some teacher education programs include courses
on linguistics, it is not comprehensively integrated into teacher
education, so it is largely absent from the curriculum. This volume brings
together a team of leaders in the field of linguistics and education, to
provide an overview of the current state of research and practice. It
demonstrates changes which can be made to teaching, such as revising
teacher’s preparation, developing and implementing practical applications
of linguistics in both primary and secondary classrooms, partnering
linguists with classroom teachers, and working to improve state and
national education standards. The contributors emphasize the importance of
collaboration between professional linguists and educators in order to meet
a common goal: to raise awareness of the workings of language.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521887011
ISBN-13: 9780521887014
Prices: U.K.£ 60.00
U.S.$ 99.00