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Language function : an introduction to pragmatic assessment and intervention for higher order thinking and better literacy

Author: Ellyn Lucas Arwood
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
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Dr. Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellyn Lucas Arwood
ISBN: 9781849058001 1849058008
OCLC Number: 635494794
Description: 414 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I. Language and Thinking. 1. Defining Language. 2. Language Acquisition: Learning to Think. 3. The Study of Language Functions: Thinking. Part II. English Language Functions. 4. The Cultural-Linguistic Properties of English. 5. Living with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: A Paradigm Shift. 6. Language, Literacy and Thinking. Part III. Language - How Do We Assess and Intervene? 7. Assessment of Pre-language Thinkers. 8. Intervention for Pre-Production, Pre-Language Thinkers. 9. Intervention for Verbal Pre-Language Thinkers. 10. Language Thinkers. 11. Linguistic Thinkers. 12. Language Function Affects Behavior. Part IV. Educational Applications of Language Function. 13. The Language-Based Primary Classroom. 14. The Language-Based Intermediary Classroom. 15. The Language of Concrete to Formal Thinkers. 16. Evidence-Based Research for Viconic Language Methods. References. Appendices. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Ellyn Lucas Arwood.

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