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Books: Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy: Punske, Sanders, Fountain

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
From: Oxford University Press <>
Subject: Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy: Punske, Sanders, Fountain
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Title: Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy
Published: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Jeffrey Punske
Editor: Nathan Sanders
Editor: Amy V Fountain
Paperback: ISBN: 9780198829881 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 30.00

The chapters in this volume show how the use of invented languages as a teaching tool can reach a student population who might not otherwise be interested in studying linguistics, as well as helping those students to develop the fundamental core skills of linguistic analysis. Invented languages encourage problem-based and active learning; they shed light on the nature of linguistic diversity and implicational universals; and they provide insights into the complex interplay of linguistic patterns and social, environmental, and historical processes. The volume brings together renowned scholars and junior researchers who have used language invention and constructed languages to achieve a range of pedagogical objectives. It will be of interest to graduate students and teachers of linguistics and those in related areas such as anthropology and psychology.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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