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Language alive in the classroom

Author: Rebecca S Wheeler
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection, teachers share the ways in which they make grammar and writing interesting to their students, and hence bring language alive in the classroom. Examples of imaginative learning  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Language alive in the classroom.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(DLC) 98053391
(OCoLC)40403720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca S Wheeler
OCLC Number: 653038958
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Grammar, tradition, and the living language / David B. Umbach --
The persistence of traditional grammar / Edwin Battistella --
Prestige English is not a natural language / Nicholas Sobin --
Rethinking prescriptivism / John Myhill --
Dialect awareness programs in the school and community / Walt Wolfram --
Linguistics is for kids / Jeannine M. Donna --
Looking at life through language / Patricia L. MacGregor-Mendoza --
In front of our eyes : undergraduates reflecting on language change / Anca M. Nemoianu --
Grammar teaching is dead-not! / Richard Hudson --
Writing standard English is acquiring a second language / Susan K. Heck --
Reading, writing, and linguistics : principles from the little red schoolhouse / Gail Brendel Viechnicki --
Copious reasoning : the student writer as an astute observer of language / Todd Oakley --
Writing well in an unknown language : linguistics and composition in an English department / Victor Raskin --
Waterships all the way down : using science fiction to teach linguistics / Suzette Haden Elgin --
In fiction, whose speech, whose vision? / Elizabeth Closs Traugott --
The poetics of everyday conversation / Deborah Tannen --
Who wrote your dictionary? : demystifiying the contents and construction of dictionaries / Sylvia Shaw --
Online resources for grammar teaching and learning : the Internet grammar of English / Bas Aarts, Gerald Nelson, and Justin Buckley.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca S. Wheeler.

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