The process writing movement, let by educators such as Donald Graves, Lucy Calkins, Nancie Atwell, and Donald Murray, has been a driving force in the way teachers approach writing instruction for nearly 20 years. During the same 20-year period, computers have evolved in astonishing ways; complex mainframes have morphed into malleable educational tools that, in many schools, have become part of the fabric of classroom life.
AAAL members promote principled approaches to language-related concerns, including language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and language policy and planning.
In this course, I use the term DIALECT to mean a language variety which differs from other language varieties in grammar and vocabulary; and ACCENT to mean the way any dialect is pronounced (note that the word 'accent' has several other meanings ... reach for the dictionary...)
CALPER conducts research to inform foreign language pedagogy, it develops language teaching and learning materials and assessment procedures and it provides an array of educational opportunities for language professionals. CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced- level foreign language teaching and learning, and assessment.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
The Centre for Language in Social Life at Macquarie University, Sydney, is primarily concerned with the development of discourse models, particularly with respect to the relationship between grammar, semantics and interaction, including multilingual and multimodal modelling. Current projects are focussed on medical and other professional contexts of care.
Communicative language teaching (CLT) is an innovation in English language teaching (ELT). CLT emerged as a new teaching approach in Britain in the 1970s. When it was introduced into China in the 1990s, it met with considerable resistance. After the efforts of the educational authorities, it was accepted by many teachers. This essay will briefly describe the measures taken to overcome the resistance and to ensure CLT was used effectively.
Past simple and present perfect are two areas of English grammar that are often introduced to Thai learners at an early stage of any language programme in English. However many Thai learners seem to have repeated difficulties using and distinguishing between the two even at an advanced level. I will try to illustrate a variety of the problems that lead to such difficulties. Not the least of these is that Thai is a ‘tenseless’ language.
The new quotatives, like and go, have assumed quite a number of functions outside the quotative frame. So far, all models proposed to explain their polyfunctionality rely on the postulate of unidirectionality in grammaticalization. Based on the findings of Lakoff (1987), this article proposes an alternative model for like and shows the importance of a radial functional network for the interpretation of like and go's
The International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) is an international interdisciplinary organization that is committed to the promotion and support of research on language, gender, and sexuality.
LinguaLinks Library is a collection of electronic reference materials designed to support language fieldwork. The Library takes advantage of the multimedia capabilities of your computer to provide information, instructions, training, and advice in a "show-and-tell" mode. The material is organized into "bookshelves" according to discipline
The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.
A paper presented on the question of what is nonlinguistic communication. Reasons for studying nonlinguistic communication are presented. Language and communication are defined and examined in relation to each other. Examples of nonlinguistic communication are given and discussed.
Nonstandard dialects often use the same form for past tense and past participle of irregular verbs for which the standard language has distinct forms. One possible reason would be that some speakers have a nonstandard system of verb qualifiers (tense, mood, and aspect markers) in which the past tense/past participle distinction is functionally redundant.