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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Title: Contextualizing Linguistic Knowledge Language and Humor
Author: Kim Ebensgaard Jensen
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Homepage: http://personprofil.aau.dk/118255?lang=en
Institution: Aalborg University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: A discussion of the challenges of teaching English grammar at modern-day Danish universities, the main premise of this paper is that students need to have the subject matter of grammar courses contextualized in such a way that they feel they can relate to it. The paper describes a course in Language and Humor and the ways in which students successfully obtained otherwise quite advanced grammatical and linguistic knowledge.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Jæger, K., Dam, L., & Rancino, R. (Eds.), In: Policies, Principles, Practices: New Directions in Foreign Language Education in the Era of Educational Globalization . Chapter 3.(pp. 45-66). Cambridge Scholars Press.


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