A handbook for integrating linguistics into high school English classes

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dc.contributor.advisor Riddle, Elizabeth M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bourne-Nisson, Burgen E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:06Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 2005 .B68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179777
dc.description.abstract This handbook has two overall goals. First, the field of linguistics has a great deal to offer an English teacher and this handbook helps teachers make use of this information. Knowledge from the field of linguistics can be applied to many areas commonly taught in high school English classes, including writing, grammar, and even literature. There are lessons in this handbook which apply to all of these areas. Some of the lessons address topics already taught in English classes, though perhaps not at the high school level, and they suggest new ways to approach teaching them. Other lessons are on subjects not typically taught in English classes, but would make useful additions.The second goal of this guide is to dispel myths about language and its use. Unfortunately, there are many commonly held inaccurate beliefs about the way language works, such as the idea that languages are not supposed to change or that non-standard varieties of language don't follow any rules. This guide educates teachers about these myths and provides lessons that can be used to pass this knowledge on to students.Many English teachers are unfamiliar with the field of linguistics, but they do not have the time to invest in taking a class or even in reading a book to become familiar with the field. For this reason, this handbook mostly consists of lesson plans. Each lesson begins with an introduction to the topic, giving the teacher some necessary background information, and then the lessons are explained and divided up into steps. Most of the lessons include handouts, which are followed by answer keys. By reading a lesson plan and the answer key a teacher can learn the information necessary to teach it. In case a teacher wishes to learn more, there is a "Recommend Reading" section at the end of this guide. Many of the lessons build upon each other and should therefore be taught in the order in which they are given, while others may, if the teacher wishes, be taught independently of the other lessons (see the chart following this introduction).
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 90 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.title A handbook for integrating linguistics into high school English classes en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1315501 en_US

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