How We Talk about Language

This book provides the intellectual and practical tools we need to analyse how people talk about language, how we can participate in those conversations, and what we can learn from them about both language and our society.

Author: Betsy Rymes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108803762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The most important challenges humans face - identity, life, death, war, peace, the fate of our planet - are manifested and debated through language. This book provides the intellectual and practical tools we need to analyse how people talk about language, how we can participate in those conversations, and what we can learn from them about both language and our society. Along the way, we learn that knowledge about language and its connection to social life is not primarily produced and spread by linguists or sociolinguists, or even language teachers, but through everyday conversations, on-line arguments, creative insults, music, art, memes, twitter-storms - any place language grabs people's attention and foments more talk. An essential new aid to the study of the relationship between language, culture and society, this book provides a vision for language inquiry by turning our gaze to everyday forms of language expertise.
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Discussing Language

Language philosophers as well as linguists, whatever color their activities may have, have linguistic phenomenality as their object, although from a different point of view. The discussion now following is concerned with philosophy of ...

Author: Herman Parret

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110813456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

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Talking Heads

In this book, Denes harnesses these advances to adopt a biolinguistic approach to the study of a subject that increasingly sees the collaboration of linguists, experimental psychologists, neuroscientists and clinicians.

Author: Gianfranco Denes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136475832

Category: Psychology

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The origin, development, and nature of language has been the focus of theoretical debate among philosophers for many centuries. Following the pioneering clinical observations 150 years ago of loss of language following a cerebral lesion, language started to be considered a biological system, that could be investigated scientifically. As a consequence, an increasing number of scientists began to search for its anatomical and functional basis and its links with other such cognitive systems. The relatively recent introduction of neuroimaging tools, such as PET and fMRI, has brought rapid and groundbreaking developments to the field of Neurolinguistics. In this book, Denes harnesses these advances to adopt a biolinguistic approach to the study of a subject that increasingly sees the collaboration of linguists, experimental psychologists, neuroscientists and clinicians. Talking Heads reviews the latest research to provide a concise analysis of the multifaceted aspects of language which focuses both on theoretical aspects and physical implementation. Following an up-to-date description of acquired language disorders, and their contribution to the design of a functional architecture of language, the book illustrates the neurological process involved in the production and comprehension of spoken and written language, as well as investigating the neurological and functional systems responsible for sign language production and first and second language acquisition. With a glossary of the anatomical and linguistic terms, this book provides an invaluable resource to undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, psycholinguistics and linguistics.
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Doggie Language

This small but mighty book is the perfect illustrated guide to noticing and understanding the subtle cues and behaviours that our beloved pets use to express how they're feeling, so that we can improve our relationship with our best friends ...

Author: Lili Chin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787837017

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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A fully illustrated practical "instruction manual" for dog owners to help them understand dog behavior by means of characterful bespoke drawings. Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and many visual signals can tell us how they are feeling about any situation. Misreading dog body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans. It can even lead to bites and fights if what a dog is saying is dismissed or ignored.This little book of drawings is an introduction to seeing the small and large shifts in how dogs carry themselves. The more we notice and understand, the better chances we have of helping our best friends feel safe and happy!
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Talking Hands

Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, in an account that offers insight into the relationship between ...

Author: Margalit Fox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743247132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, in an account that offers insight into the relationship between language and the human mind. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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Learning Language and Culture Via Public Internet Discussion Forums

Thus a significant proportion of contributors was functional in more than one language, and indeed this group ... oscillate between French and English as they negotiate which language will be the primary one for discussing their ...

Author: B. Hanna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230235823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

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Public Internet discussion forums offer opportunities for intercultural interaction in many languages on a vast range of topics, but are often overlooked by language educators in favour of purpose-built exchanges between learners. The book investigates this untapped pedagogical potential.
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Arguing with Tradition

Arguing with Tradition is the first book to explore language and interaction within a contemporary Native American legal system.

Author: Justin B. Richland

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226712963

Category: Law

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Arguing with Tradition is the first book to explore language and interaction within a contemporary Native American legal system. Grounded in Justin Richland’s extensive field research on the Hopi Indian Nation of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate court he now serves as Justice Pro Tempore—this innovative work explains how Hopi notions of tradition and culture shape and are shaped by the processes of Hopi jurisprudence. Like many indigenous legal institutions across North America, the Hopi Tribal Court was created in the image of Anglo-American-style law. But Richland shows that in recent years, Hopi jurists and litigants have called for their courts to develop a jurisprudence that better reflects Hopi culture and traditions. Providing unprecedented insights into the Hopi and English courtroom interactions through which this conflict plays out, Richland argues that tensions between the language of Anglo-style law and Hopi tradition both drive Hopi jurisprudence and make it unique. Ultimately, Richland’s analyses of the language of Hopi law offer a fresh approach to the cultural politics that influence indigenous legal and governmental practices worldwide.
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Talking Science

This is a book about communication, scientific, and technical education. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce the specific themes and methods of the book.

Author: Jay L. Lemke

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:49015001174706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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"Talking Science" does not mean simply talking about science; it means doing science through the medium of language. This is a book about communication, scientific, and technical education. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce the specific themes and methods of the book. Each analyzes a brief classroom episode, looking from two different points of view at how teachers and students talk science. Chapter 3 is about the unwritten rules of the classroom: the social situations that occur in classrooms and teachers' and students' strategies for attempting to control each other's behavior and the course of classroom events. Chapter 4 describes how the semantic resources of language are used in talking science. Chapter 5 ties the language of the classroom to larger social issues of attitudes, interests, and values. Chapter 6 is a brief discussion of the similarities and differences to be expected when applying the arguments of this book to subjects other than science. Chapter 7 summarizes many of the arguments made throughout the book by providing a list of practical recommendations for changing the methods of teaching. An overview of social semiotics is given in chapter 8. Appendixes include five transcripts of lesson episodes as well as summaries of teacher and student strategies of control, thematic development strategies, and methods used in science classroom research studies. (Contains over 100 references.) (PR)
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Content Area Conversations

Drawing both on decades of research data and on the authors' real-life experiences as teachers of English language learners, this book is replete with ideas for fostering real academic discourse in your classroom.

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416616559

Category: Education

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Teachers across the country are seeking ways to make their multicultural classrooms come alive with student talk about content. Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners is a practical, hands-on guide to creating and managing environments that spur sophisticated levels of student communication, both oral and written. Paying special attention to the needs of English language learners, the authors *Detail research-based steps for designing lessons that spark student talk; *Share real-life classroom scenarios and dialogues that bring theory to life; *Describe easy-to-use assessments for all grade levels; *Provide rubrics, worksheets, sentence frames, and other imaginative tools that encourage academic communication; and *Offer guiding questions to help teachers plan instruction. Teachers at any grade level, in any content area, will find a wide variety of strategies in this book to help students simultaneously learn English and learn in English. Drawing both on decades of research data and on the authors' real-life experiences as teachers of English language learners, this book is replete with ideas for fostering real academic discourse in your classroom.
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Arguing about Language

Arguing About Language presents some of the most important readings on fundamental issues in the philosophy of language.

Author: Darragh Byrne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415462436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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"Arguing About Language presents a comprehensive selection of key readings on fundamental issues in the philosophy of language. It offers a fresh and exciting introduction to the subject, addressing both perennial problems and emerging topics. Organised into clear sections, readings have been chosen that engage with one another and often take opposing views on the same question, helping students to get to grips with the key areas of debate in the philosophy of language." "Each article selected is clear, thought-provoking and free from unnecessary jargon. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers." "Arguing About Languages is an ideal reader for students looking for a balanced yet up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of language." --Book Jacket.
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The National Interest and Foreign Languages a Discussion Guide and Work Paper Prepared for Citizen Consultations Iniated by the U S National Commission for UNESCO

Two proposed limitations on the present discussion : ( a ) Classical Languages ( 6 ) The One - World - One - Language Argument Organization and Use of Work Paper SUGGESTED DISCUSSION OUTLINE XI SIX QUESTIONS AWAITING ANSWERS 1.

Author: United States. State Department

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000009794128

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Talking Indian

A valuable look at how Native language programs contribute to broader community-building efforts--Provided by publisher.

Author: Jenny L. Davis

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816537686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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A valuable look at how Native language programs contribute to broader community-building efforts--Provided by publisher.
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Looking Like a Language Sounding Like a Race

The book draws from more than twenty-four months of ethnographic and sociolinguistic fieldwork in a Chicago public school, whose student body is more than 90% Mexican and Puerto Rican, to analyze the racialization of language and its ...

Author: Jonathan Rosa

Publisher: Oxf Studies in Anthropology of

ISBN: 9780190634728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race examines the emergence of linguistic and ethnoracial categories in the context of Latinidad. The book draws from more than twenty-four months of ethnographic and sociolinguistic fieldwork in a Chicago public school, whose student body is more than 90% Mexican and Puerto Rican, to analyze the racialization of language and its relationship to issues of power and national identity. It focuses specifically on youth socialization to U.S. Latinidad as a contemporary site of political anxiety, raciolinguistic transformation, and urban inequity. Jonathan Rosa's account studies the fashioning of Latinidad in Chicago's highly segregated Near Northwest Side; he links public discourse concerning the rising prominence of U.S. Latinidad to the institutional management and experience of raciolinguistic identities there. Anxieties surrounding Latinx identities push administrators to transform "at risk" Mexican and Puerto Rican students into "young Latino professionals." This institutional effort, which requires students to learn to be and, importantly, sound like themselves in highly studied ways, reveals administrators' attempts to navigate a precarious urban terrain in a city grappling with some of the nation's highest youth homicide, dropout, and teen pregnancy rates. Rosa explores the ingenuity of his research participants' responses to these forms of marginalization through the contestation of political, ethnoracial, and linguistic borders.
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Trouble Talking

Ultimately, this work provides a sensitive look at the various disorders people have, their attempts to overcome them, the treatments that might be available, and the actions listeners can take in making communication easier and more ...

Author: Daniel R. Boone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110386

Category: Health & Fitness

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The ability to speak is an important part of human interaction. In this book, a glimpse into the lived realities of 37 adults and 3 children with communication disorders whose humanism is somewhat compromised by their speech, language, or voice disorders is offered in humorous and heartbreaking detail. The patient’s struggle to communicate is often matched by their listeners, who are struggling to understand. Stories are presented of patients treated in medical settings for such problems as aphasia, dementia, Parkinson’s disease (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other CNS diseases, apraxia, and head trauma. Other stories look at people who were treated in university clinics for such disorders as cerebral palsy and stuttering. The last few stories look at speech/voice treatment for a transgender woman, the loss of voice in a young man in a state penitentiary, and finally a humorous story of a pilot with left hemiplegia flying the author. Seasoned specialist Daniel Boone does not offer therapy suggestions for either the SLP or the patient’s family or friends to try. Rather, for anyone with a communication disorder, he strongly recommends that such patients should seek the guidance and therapy of an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). The SLP determines what to do in therapy and practice. The stories illustrate the struggles of those who cannot always make their listeners understand. They may only be able to repeat the same phrase over and over. They may not be able to articulate words clearly enough to be understood. They may give bizarre, confusing answers to everyday questions. Taken together, they also illustrate the difficulties listeners, those who wish to understand, have in trying to make heads or tails of the intended communication. Ultimately, this work provides a sensitive look at the various disorders people have, their attempts to overcome them, the treatments that might be available, and the actions listeners can take in making communication easier and more productive.
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The Possibility of Language

This book is about the limits of machine translation.

Author: Alan K. Melby

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027216144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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This book is about the limits of machine translation. It is widely recognized that machine translation systems do much better on domain-specific controlled-language texts (domain texts for short) than on dynamic general-language texts (general texts for short). The authors explore this general domain distinction and come to some uncommon conclusions about the nature of language. Domain language is claimed to be made possible by general language, while general language is claimed to be made possible by the ethical dimensions of relationships. Domain language is unharmed by the constraints of objectivism, while general language is suffocated by those constraints. Along the way to these conclusions, visits are made to Descartes and Saussure, to Chomsky and Lakoff, to Wittgenstein and Levinas. From these conclusions, consequences are drawn for machine translation and translator tools, for linguistic theory and translation theory. The title of the book does not question whether language is possible; it asks, with wonder and awe, why communication through language is possible.
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Keep Talking

Here is a practical tool for teaching communication in the language classroom, suitable for use with students from elementary to advanced level. The book contains instructions for over 100 different participatory exercises.

Author: Friederike Klippel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521278713

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 202

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This practical book contains over 100 different speaking exercises, including interviews, guessing games, problem solving, role play and story telling with accompanying photocopiable worksheets.
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Math is Language Too

Describes strategies for helping children learn about math in which students write, draw, and talk to each other about the individual ways they work through math concepts.

Author: Phyllis Whitin

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015059320351

Category: Mathematics

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Describes strategies for helping children learn about math in which students write, draw, and talk to each other about the individual ways they work through math concepts.
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