Language and Learning: An Introduction for Teaching

Paperback | December 21, 2014

byMarie Emmitt, Matthew Zbaracki, Linda Komesaroff

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The sixth edition of Language and Learning continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature and function of language and language learning and its implications for teaching. Written specifically for teacher-education students, it covers a range of languagetheories and uses relevant examples for applying them in the classroom. The book aims to support teachers in expanding their knowledge about language, in order to assist them to understand and implement curriculum guidelines, and to interpret current policies and future initiatives. Fully revised and updated, this edition builds on the sociocultural constructivist view of language and emphasises the changing nature of literacy, the breadth of multi literacies, and the importance of embracing new forms of language and literacy, such as the language of the internet, to enablestudents to participate effectively in society.

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The sixth edition of Language and Learning continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature and function of language and language learning and its implications for teaching. Written specifically for teacher-education students, it covers a range of languagetheories and uses relevant examples for applying t...

Marie Emmitt is Professor of Education and former Dean of Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University. Matthew Zbaracki is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University. Linda Komesaroff was Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, prior to leaving academia. John Pollock was Head of Department of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:December 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195522265

ISBN - 13:9780195522266

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Table of Contents

Part One: Language and Culture1. An Overview of Language and Learning2. Doing things with Language3. Language VariationPart Two: Linguistics and Language Structure4. An Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar5. Discourse Analysis/ Text Linguistics6. Syntax, Morphology and Lexicology7. Phonology and the Relationship Between Letters and Sounds8. Differences Between Speech and WritingPart Three: Learning Language9. Learning Language10. Learning a Second Language11. Learning Literacy12. Learning and Language: A Summary