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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, 2010.
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Literacy teaching tends to take a structural approach to language, focusing on auditory products or skills such as sounds, morphemes, words, sentences, and vocabulary. However, new research suggests that the majority of English speakers actually think and learn in visual concepts, and that there is a cultural and linguistic mismatch between auditory teaching methods and the way students think and learn. This has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Arwood, Ellyn Lucas.
Language function.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010
(DLC) 2010025677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellyn Lucas Arwood
ISBN: 9780857004314 085700431X
OCLC Number: 742514146
Description: 1 online resource (414 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Language and thinking : how do language and thinking differ? --
pt. 2. English language functions --
pt. 3. Language : how do we assess and intervene? --
pt. 4. Educational applications of language function : how do we apply this knowledge about language to the classroom?
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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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