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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Title: Content-Based Instruction
Author: Makiko Ebata
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Institution: Digital Hollywood University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: Language is a superb invention for the simple reason that it allows us to communicate with each other and thereby our world. But language teaching and acquisition is by no means simple. Being in a position which enables me to teach students about the preciousness of learning a new language, I have come to question how to go about this effectively in teaching English. Using a number of methods has allowed me to understand that content-based instruction is the most efficient, not only for language but also content mastery. In this paper, I will first explain the theory of content-based instruction, 2) assess its merits and drawbacks, and 3) offer suggestions for content-based materials development.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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