Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

This book is the first to explore the varied ways in which invented languages can be used to teach languages and linguistics in university courses.

Author: Jeffrey Punske

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192565433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is the first to explore the varied ways in which invented languages can be used to teach languages and linguistics in university courses. There has long been interest in invented languages, also known as constructed languages or conlangs, both in the political arena (as with Esperanto) and in the world of literature and science fiction and fantasy media - Tolkien's Quenya and Sindarin, Dothraki in Game of Thrones, and Klingon in the Star Trek franchise, among many others. Linguists have recently served as language creators or consultants for film and television, with notable examples including Jessica Coons work on the film Arrival Christine Schreyers Kryptonian for Man of Steel, David Adgers contributions to the series Beowulf, and David J. Peterson's numerous languages for Game of Thrones and other franchises. 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.

Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

The chapters argue that conlanging in the classroom will allow us to reach a broader student population and better train budding linguists . ” Eric Potsdam , University of Florida Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy Edited by ...

Author: Assistant Professor Dept of Linguistics Jeffrey Punske

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198829874

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This book is the first to explore the varied ways in which invented languages can be used to teach languages and linguistics in university courses. There has long been interest in invented languages, also known as constructed languages or conlangs, both in the political arena (as with Esperanto) and in the world of literature and science fiction and fantasy media - Tolkien's Quenya and Sindarin, Dothraki in Game of Thrones, and Klingon in the Star Trek franchise, among many others. Linguists have recently served as language creators or consultants for film and television, with notable examples including Jessica Coon's work on the film Arrival Christine Schreyer's Kryptonian for Man of Steel, David Adger's contributions to the series Beowulf, and David J. Peterson's numerous languages for Game of Thrones and other franchises. 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.

ICT and Language Learning

This book explores the interplay of ICT and language learning within the context of technological and social change, from the printing press to the mobile phone.

Author: M. Kenning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230591325

Category: Education

Page: 225

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This book explores the interplay of ICT and language learning within the context of technological and social change, from the printing press to the mobile phone. It considers how technological advances, through their impact on communication, language and education, affect not only how languages are learnt, but also what kind of language is learnt.

Questioning Linguistics

This view has many implications for applied linguistic domains such as language testing (for a critical exploration ... tests in the child's language, bilingual teachers, bilingual pedagogy is not enough, for it is based on an invention ...

Author: Ahmar Mahboob

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443812207

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 295

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QUESTIONING LINGUISTICS brings together different perspectives on language studies and applications into a single volume and allows readers to examine how linguists of diverse traditions study and use this expert knowledge of language. By doing so, this volume invites us to reconsider the nature and focus of the field of study and questions a number of current thoughts about language theory, application, and use. In effect, the nature of linguistics, linguistic theory, and languages are called into question, as are the methods that we as linguists may take for granted in our developed research traditions. Scholars and researchers from within linguistics and beyond will find this volume both accessible and engaging, as it gathers the thoughts and opinions of experts in the field alongside new theorists in an open forum for discussion that diminishes the borders between these diverse threads.

Progressives Patterns Pedagogy

Communicative language teaching and the debt to pragmatics. In C. Ramesh (Ed.), Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics 1976 (pp. 2374256). ... Ludicrous invented sentences in language teaching. Applied Linguistics ...

Author: Ute Römer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027294296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This book presents a large-scale corpus-driven study of progressives in 'real' English and 'school' English, combining an analysis of general linguistic interest with a pedagogically motivated one. A systematic comparative analysis of more than 10,000 progressive forms taken from the largest existing corpora of spoken British English and from a small corpus of EFL textbook texts highlights numerous differences between actual language use and textbook language concerning the distribution of progressives, their preferred contexts, favoured functions, and typical lexical-grammatical patterns. On the basis of these differences, a number of pedagogical implications are derived, the integration of which then leads to a first draft of an innovative concept of teaching progressives - a concept which responds to three key criteria in pedagogical description: typicality, authenticity, and communicative utility. The analysis also demonstrates that many existing accounts of the progressive are inappropriate in several respects and that not enough attention is being paid to lexical-grammatical relations.! Winner of the "Wissenschaftspreis Hannover 2006" for outstanding research monographs !

French Applied Linguistics

I agree that the critical inquiry into language that Scollon articulates so well has a vital role to play in better addressing the problematic relationship between language and power in language pedagogy and the world at large .

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027219729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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Focuses on French applied linguistics

World Language Education as Critical Pedagogy

Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 8(1): 1–30. ... Downloaded from www.circeinstitute.org/blog/decline-and-fall-english-language on January 15, 2020. ... How language began: The story of humanity's greatest invention.

Author: Timothy G. Reagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000172072

Category: Education

Page: 322

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Accessible and cutting-edge, this text is a pivotal update to the field and offers a much-needed critical perspective on world language education. Building off their classic 2002 book, The Foreign Language Educator in Society, Timothy G. Reagan and Terry A. Osborn address major issues facing the world language educator today, including language myths, advocacy, the perceived and real benefits of language learning, linguistic human rights, constructivism, learning theories, language standards, monolingualism, bilingualism and multiculturalism. Organized into three parts – "Knowing Language," "Learning Language," and "Teaching Language" – this book applies a critical take on conventional wisdom on language education, evaluates social and political realities, assumptions, and controversies in the field. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion to support students and educators in developing their own perspectives on teaching and learning languages. With a critical pedagogy and social justice lens, this book is ideal for scholars and students in foreign/world language education, social justice education, and language teaching methodology courses, as well as pre- and in-service teachers.

Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice

acquisition theory and pedagogy (pp. 235–253). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Patrick, D. (2005). Language rights in indigenous communities: The case of the Inuit of Arctic Québec. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 9(3), 369–389.

Author: Timothy Reagan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030109677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book examines the nature of human language and the ideology of linguistic legitimacy – the common set of beliefs about language differences that leads to the rejection of some language varieties and the valorization of others. It investigates a broad range of case studies of languages and dialects which have for various reasons been considered 'low-status' including: African American English, Spanglish, American Sign Language, Yiddish, Esperanto and other constructed languages, indigenous languages in post-colonial neo-European societies, and Afrikaans and related language issues in South Africa. Further, it discusses the implications of the ideology of linguistic legitimacy for the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the US. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book provides a readable and pedagogically useful tool to help readers comprehend the nature of human language, and the ways in which attitudes about human language can have either positive or negative consequences for communities and their languages. It will be of particular interest to language teachers and teacher educators, as well as students and scholars of applied linguistics, intercultural communication, minority languages and language extinction.

Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages

Multilingualism and linguistic human rights, this book tells us, may indeed romanticize plurality rather than ... the tests in the child's language, bilingual teachers, bilingual pedagogy is not enough, for it is based on an invention ...

Author: Sinfree Makoni

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853599231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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This book questions assumptions about the nature of language. Looking at diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not be able to improve the social welfare of language users.

Insistent Images

Is ldmatydve a linguistic heresy? Iconicity in I.R.R. Tolkien's invented languages Ioanna Podhorodecka Pedagogical Academy of Krakow The aim of this paper is a brief study of iconic effects in the phonology of I.R.R. Tolkien's invented ...

Author: El?bieta Tabakowska

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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Insistent Images presents a number of new departures dealing with iconicity on the conceptual and the structural levels. On the level of structure, the interface between different aspects of iconicity, lexical meaning and grammar is discussed in reference to both spoken and signed languages. Novel approaches to aural iconicity investigate a wide range of phenomena from phonological iconicity to the role of iconic features in discourse, in the nineteenth century practice of reading aloud, in the almost magic incantations of fin de siècle poetry and in Tolkien’s invented languages. Several papers examine the function of iconicity in visual and avant-garde poetry, where iconic features allow a reduction of means, which, paradoxically, generates textual diversification and complexity. A discussion of iconic text strategies shows how texts are comprehended through iconic holistic transfer from complex natural and action patterns. ‘Liberature’, which integrates text, image and physical space, is another novel area of study, as are the investigations into the iconic properties of film and of multimedia performance. Film is intrinsically iconic, while at the same time being, like photography, indexical; in multimedia performance, on the other hand, iconicity functions intermedially by both integrating and reflecting processes of perception and conceptualization. These last two new fields of inquiry further enhance this truly interdisciplinary volume’s explorations of icons as ‘insistent images’.

The Invention of Multilingualism

As reported by one attendee Alan Ross, a linguistics professor from Birmingham (UK), “The duties of the symposium were, ... III VALUE IN LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY Before we turn to the see how an economistic, telecommunicative ordolingualism ...

Author: David Gramling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108490306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Explores what multilingualism means today, in a historical moment when it is under intense discursive and technological pressure.

Tension and Contention in Language Education for Latinxs in the United States

We argue that language invention produces tension-filled spaces in which the standardizing artifacts of named languages ... and Spanish – intersect with language teaching and learning in complex linguistic-semioticeducational landscapes ...

Author: Glenn A. Martínez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315400976

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 212

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Applying a critical lens to language education, this book explores the tensions that Latinx students face in relation to their identities, social and institutional settings, and other external factors. Across diverse contexts, these students confront complex debates and contestable affirmations that intersect with their lived experiences and social histories. Martinez and Train highlight the pedagogic and ethical urgency of teacher responsibility, learner agency and social justice in critically addressing the consequences, constraints, and affordances of the language education that Latinx students experience in historically-situated and institutionally defined spaces of practice, ideology and policy. Reframing language studies to take into account the roles of power, inequality, and social settings, this book provokes dialogue between areas of language education that rarely interface. Through privileging the learner experience, the book provides a window to the contested spaces across language education and generates new opportunities for engagement and action. Offering nuanced and insightful analyses, this book is ideal for scholars, language researchers, language teacher educators and graduate students in all areas of language education.

Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

“ Theoretical bases of communicative approaches to second language teaching and testing ' . Applied Linguistics 1/1 . ... Vocabulary : Applied Linguistic Perspectives . ... Ludicrous invented sentences in language teaching ' .

Author: Henry Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194374459

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 193

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This text goes back to basics by investigating fundamental assumptions about the way English should be defined and taught as a foreign language. It looks at different attitudes to English teaching, and critically examines proposals for course content.

Bourdieu Language and Linguistics

It is now well established in contemporary sociolinguistics that one 'language' does not straightforwardly index one ... is an invention, we must observe closely how people use language, and base pedagogical practice on that use, ...

Author: Michael Grenfell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847065698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms

BACKGROUND The Scots Language and Identity What constitutes a language as opposed to a dialect is difficult to define and is often based on political reasoning rather than linguistic differences. The power dynamic is made visible when ...

Author: Jules, Janice E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799840763

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Linguists, researchers, and other practitioners in language education acknowledge that the resolution of language problems associated with breaking down language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of learners’ self-identities and national identities is ongoing. In fact, even with decades of research in home language use in the classroom, there are still classrooms worldwide where learners are deprived of the opportunity of building their self-esteem, confidence, and autonomy by communicating with their native language. The global nature of communication requires speakers to use all the languages in their repertoire effectively, thus reinforcing the need to encourage home language use in classrooms. Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms is a cutting-edge research publication on the effective use of home language in the classroom that emphasizes the significance of this activity to the success of the overall language development of the learner. Particular attention is given to transformative pedagogy and the provision of valuable insights into how the teacher can guide and assist learners in the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, the book provides content that enables practitioners in language education and parents to explore their roles in assisting children in breaking down the language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of their self-identity and national identity. Highlighting topics such as engineering education, cultural responsiveness, and transformative pedagogy, this book is essential for linguists, academicians, education professionals, curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, instructional designers, researchers, and students.

The Sociolinguistic Competence of Immersion Students

London: Association for French Language Studies and Centre for Information on Language Teaching. ... (1998) Lexical inventions: French interlanguage as L2 versus L3. ... International Review of Applied Linguistics 125–126, 161–180.

Author: Raymond Mougeon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This book reports the findings of an extensive research project on the acquisition of the native norms of spoken French variation by French immersion students who have learnt their second language primarily in an educational context. The project focused on a range of phonetic, lexical and grammatical sociolinguistic variants documented in studies of contemporary first language varieties of spoken French, and assessed the extent to which the students master the linguistic and extra-linguistic factors which govern variant choice. The book also discusses pedagogical strategies to improve the students' mastery of spoken French variation. The book represents an important contribution to an under-researched aspect of advanced Second Language Acquisition in an institutional setting.

Pedagogical Translanguaging

... must continue to allocate separate spaces for the named languages although softening the boundaries between them. ... creatively without speakers having to select and suppress different linguistic features of their own repertoire.

Author: Päivi Juvonen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788927390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With increasing mobility of people across the world, there is a pressing need to develop evidence-based teaching practices that lead to high-quality education, which serves the needs of inclusive societies and social and epistemic justice. This book presents cutting-edge qualitative case-study research across a range of educational contexts, research-method contributions and theory-oriented chapters by distinguished multilingual education scholars. These take stock of the field of translanguaging in relation to the education of multilingual individuals in today’s globalized world. The volume breaks new ground in that all chapters share a focus on teachers as ‘knowledge generators’ and many on teacher-researcher collaboration. Together, the chapters provide comprehensive and up-to-date applications of the concept of pedagogical translanguaging and present recent research in educational contexts that have hitherto received scant attention, namely secondary-level education, education for adult immigrants and the school-wide introduction of pedagogical translanguaging in primary school. Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 8 will be free to download as open access publications. We will link to them here as soon as they are available.

The Invention of Martial Arts

... all of the methods already mentioned: the rituals, repetitions, hierarchies, and organization of the training space, the terms and language used, and so on. ... or other national, regional, or ethno- linguistic pedagogical scene.

Author: Paul Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197540336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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"The Invention of Martial Arts examines the media history of what we now call 'martial arts' and argues that martial arts is a cultural construction that was born in film, TV and other media. It argues that 'martial arts' exploded into popular consciousness entirely thanks to the work of media. Of course, the book does not deny the existence of real, material histories and non-media dimensions in martial arts practices. But it thoroughly recasts the status of such histories, combining recent myth-busting findings in historical martial arts research with important insights into the discontinuous character of history, the widespread 'invention of tradition', the orientalism and imagined geographies that animate many ideas about history, and the frequent manipulation of history for reasons of status, cultural capital, private or public power, politics, and/or financial gain. In doing so, The Invention of Martial Arts argues for the primacy of media representation as key player in the emergence and spread of martial arts. This argument overturns the dominant belief that 'real practices' are primary, while representations are secondary. The book makes its case via historical analysis of the British media history of such Eastern and Western martial arts as Bartitsu, jujutsu, judo, karate, tai chi and MMA across a range of media, from newspapers, comics and books to cartoon, film and TV series, as well as television adverts and music videos, focusing on key but often overlooked texts such as adverts for 'Hai Karate', the 1970s disco hit 'Kung Fu Fighting', and many other mainstream and marginal media texts"--

Grammar Wars Language as Cultural Battlefield in 17th and 18th Century England

Perhaps the biggest reason that Milton's grammar has been overlooked, however, is that it was not published until a time when rapid pedagogical and linguistic changes had rendered it obsolete, changes such as the increasing use of the ...

Author: Linda C Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351807869

Category: Social Science

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This title was first published in 2001: Although 17th- and 18th-century English language theorists claimed to be correcting errors in grammar and preserving the language from corruption, this new study demonstrates how grammar served as an important cultural battlefield where social issues were contested. Author Linda C. Mitchell situates early modern linguistic discussions, long thought to be of little interest, in their larger cultural and social setting to show the startling degree to which grammar affected, and was affected by, such factors as class and gender. In her examination of the controversies that surrounded the teaching and study of grammar in this period, Mitchell looks especially at changing definitions and standardization of "grammar", how and to whom it was taught, and how grammar marked the social position of marginal groups. Her comprehensive study of the contexts in which grammar was intended or thought to function is based on her analysis of the ancillary materials - prefaces, introductions, forewords, statements of intent, organization of materials, surrounding materials, and manifestos of pedagogy, philosophy, and social or political goals - of more than 300 grammar texts of the time. The book is intended as a landmark study of an important movement in the foundation of the modern world.