Language Alive in the Classroom

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • I - BEYOND GRAMMAR OF THE TRADITIONAL KIND 1
  • 1 - GRAMMAR, TRADITION, AND THE LIVING LANGUAGE 3
  • References 10
  • 2 - THE PERSISTENCE OF TRADITIONAL GRAMMAR 13
  • Notes 19
  • REFERENCE 20
  • REFERENCE 22
  • 3 - PRESTIGE ENGLISH IS NOT A NATURAL LANGUAGE 23
  • Notes 34
  • References 36
  • 4 - RETHINKING PRESCRIPTIVISM 37
  • Notes 43
  • References 43
  • II - NEW WAYS IN THE CLASSROOM 45
  • 5 - DIALECT AWARENESS PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY 47
  • Notes 64
  • 6 - LINGUISTICS IS FOR KIDS 67
  • References 79
  • 7 - LOOKING AT LIFE THROUGH LANGUAGE 81
  • References 87
  • 8 - IN FRONT OF OUR EYES: UNDERGRADUATES REFLECTING ON LANGUAGE CHANGE 89
  • References 98
  • 9 - GRAMMAR TEACHING Is DEAD -- NOT! 101
  • Notes 110
  • References 110
  • III - LANGUAGE AND WRITING 113
  • 10 - WRITING STANDARD ENGLISH IS ACQUIRING A SECOND LANGUAGE 115
  • References 119
  • 11 - READING, WRITING, AND LINGUISTICS: PRINCIPLES FROM THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE 121
  • Notes 127
  • RFERENCES 128
  • 12 - Copious REASONING: THE STUDENT WRITER AS AN ASTUTE OBSERVER OF LANGUAGE 129
  • Note 137
  • References 137
  • 13 - WRITING WELL IN AN UNKNOWN LANGUAGE: LINGUISTICS AND COMPOSITION IN AN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 139
  • References 153
  • IV - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 155
  • 14 - WATERSHIPS ALL THE WAY DOWN: USING SCIENCE FICTION TO TEACH LINGUISTICS 157
  • REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READING 166
  • 15 - IN FICTION, WHOSE SPEECH, WHOSE VISION? 167
  • References 176
  • 16 - THE POETICS OF EVERYDAY CONVERSATION 179
  • Notes 185
  • V - ON DICTIONARIES AND GRAMMARS 187
  • 17 - WHO WROTE YOUR DICTIONARY? DEMYSTIFYING THE CONTENTS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DICTIONARIES 189
  • References 197
  • 18 - ONLINE RESOURCES FOR GRAMMAR TEACHING AND LEARNING: THE INTERNET GRAMMAR OF ENGLISH 199
  • Notes 212
  • References 212
  • Index 213
  • ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS 223
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