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Language as Cultural Practice

Language as Cultural Practice Author Sandra R. Schecter
ISBN-10 9781135660055
Release 2005-04-11
Pages 248
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Language as Cultural Practice: Mexicanos en el Norte offers a vivid ethnographic account of language socialization practices within Mexican-background families residing in California and Texas. This account illustrates a variety of cases where language is used by speakers to choose between alternative self-definitions and where language interacts differentially with other defining categories, such as ethnicity, gender, and class. It shows that language socialization--instantiated in language choices and patterns of use in sociocultural and sociohistorical contexts characterized by ambiguity and flux--is both a dynamic and a fluid process. The study emphasizes the links between familial patterns of language use and language socialization practices on the one hand, and children's development of bilingual and biliterate identities on the other. Using a framework emerging from their selection of two geographically distinct localities with differing demographic features, Schecter and Bayley compare patterns of meaning suggested by the use of Spanish and English in speech and literacy activities, as well as by the symbolic importance ascribed by families and societal institutions (such as schools) to the maintenance and use of the two languages. Language as Cultural Practice: *provides a detailed account of the diversity of language practices and patterns of use in language minority homes; *offers educators detailed information on the language ecology of Latino homes in two geographically diverse communities--San Antonio, Texas, and the San Francisco Bay Area, California; *shows the diversity within Mexican-American communities in the United States--families profiled range from rural families in south Texas to upper middle class professional families in northern California; *provides data to correct the prevalent misconception that maintenance of Spanish interferes with the acquisition of English; and *contributes to the study of language socialization by showing that the process extends throughout the lifetime and that it is an interactive rather than a one-way process. This book will particularly interest researchers and professionals in linguistics, anthropology, applied linguistics, and education, and will be useful as a text in graduate courses in these areas that address language socialization and learning.



The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture Author Farzad Sharifian
ISBN-10 9781317743187
Release 2014-12-17
Pages 522
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture presents the first comprehensive survey of research on the relationship between language and culture. It provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of language and culture, and addresses key issues of language and culturally based linguistic research from a variety of perspectives and theoretical frameworks. This Handbook features thirty-three newly commissioned chapters which cover key areas such as cognitive psychology, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and sociolinguistics offer insights into the historical development, contemporary theory, research, and practice of each topic, and explore the potential future directions of the field show readers how language and culture research can be of practical benefit to applied areas of research and practice, such as intercultural communication and second language teaching and learning. Written by a group of prominent scholars from around the globe, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture provides a vital resource for scholars and students working in this area.



Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth

Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth Author Gillian Wigglesworth
ISBN-10 9781137601209
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 417
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This book explores the experiences of Indigenous children and young adults around the world as they navigate the formal education system and wider society. Profiling a range of different communities and sociolinguistic contexts, this book examines the language ecologies of their local communities, schools and wider society and the approaches taken by these communities to maintain children’s home languages. The authors examine such complex themes as curriculum, translanguaging, contact languages and language use as cultural practice. In doing so, this edited collection acts as a first step towards developing solutions which address the complexity of the issues facing these children and young people. It will appeal to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and community development, as well as language professionals including teachers, curriculum developers, language planners and educators.



Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education Author Katy Arnett
ISBN-10 9781783090327
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 224
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Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.



The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author Michael Montgomery
ISBN-10 9781469616629
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 248
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The fifth volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores language and dialect in the South, including English and its numerous regional variants, Native American languages, and other non-English languages spoken over time by the region's immigrant communities. Among the more than sixty entries are eleven on indigenous languages and major essays on French, Spanish, and German. Each of these provides both historical and contemporary perspectives, identifying the language's location, number of speakers, vitality, and sample distinctive features. The book acknowledges the role of immigration in spreading features of Southern English to other regions and countries and in bringing linguistic influences from Europe and Africa to Southern English. The fascinating patchwork of English dialects is also fully presented, from African American English, Gullah, and Cajun English to the English spoken in Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Outer Banks, the Chesapeake Bay Islands, Charleston, and elsewhere. Topical entries discuss ongoing changes in the pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of English in the increasingly mobile South, as well as naming patterns, storytelling, preaching styles, and politeness, all of which deal with ways language is woven into southern culture.



Essentials of Planning Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Essentials of Planning  Selecting  and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners Author Jennifer T. Mascolo
ISBN-10 9781118417355
Release 2014-02-24
Pages 432
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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programs for At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. As with all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting key concepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.



Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers

Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers Author Steven Brown
ISBN-10 0472089161
Release 2004
Pages 211
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Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers is an introductory language and culture text designed for today's future teachers, anthropologists, and applied linguists. The book explores, from a variety of perspectives, the interrelationships between language and culture that have the most significant implications for the classroom and for the global community. Among the topics introduced are first language acquisition, dialects, sign language, non-verbal communication, and pragmatics. Each chapter is structured so that students will read about a topic, answer comprehension questions, consider relevant teaching scenarios, gather and analyze data in further reading, and pursue projects that require out-of-class research. The book also encourages the use of films to provide deeper cultural understanding and context for various issues. Three appendixes-the family tree of languages, language structure, resources for further research and professional development-and a glossary are included.



Decolonizing Literacy

Decolonizing Literacy Author Gregorio Hernandez-Zamora
ISBN-10 NWU:35556039997127
Release 2010
Pages 223
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Drawing from case studies of marginalized individuals in Mexico and the U.S., this book explores the colonizing concept of illiteracy, as well as how the long social history of conquest and colonization, plunder and globalization, is inscribed in the personal histories of today s global outcasts. "



Language socialization in bilingual and multilingual societies

Language socialization in bilingual and multilingual societies Author Robert Bayley
ISBN-10 1853596361
Release 2003
Pages 311
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An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia. The global perspective gained by the inclusion of studies of communities representing every inhabited continent provides readers with an indication of the richness of the field as well as a guide for future work.



The Linguistic Review

The Linguistic Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050094732
Release 2002
Pages
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The Linguistic Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Linguistic Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Linguistic Review book for free.



Helping English Language Learners Succeed in Middle and High Schools

Helping English Language Learners Succeed in Middle and High Schools Author Faridah Pawan
ISBN-10 PSU:000065625064
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 206
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Helping English Language Learners Succeed in Middle and High Schools has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Helping English Language Learners Succeed in Middle and High Schools also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Helping English Language Learners Succeed in Middle and High Schools book for free.



Teaching English language learners in elementary school communities

Teaching English language learners in elementary school communities Author Christian Faltis
ISBN-10 0131194429
Release 2006
Pages 247
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Designed for student teachers, general education teachers, and teachers of dual-language classes, this new edition of Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary School Communitiesis now aligned with the standards developed by TESOL. This book also addresses teachers'expectations of English Language Learners, solutions for the dual-language classroom, how to encourage active participation and social integration, mixed-language whole-class teaching, small groupwork, involving families and communities in school activities, and assessment-an invaluable resource for teaching English Language Learners. FEATURES OF THE FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE: A sociocultural frameworkthat centers around social learning, rather than a psychological framework that centers around individual learning. Applicability to dual-language educationin addition to student teaching and regular education. New! View of being a good language learnerin the context of a social classroom. New! Chapter on assessment practices, highlighting the multiple roles of oral and written language assessment.



When English Language Learners Write

When English Language Learners Write Author Katharine Davies Samway
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064865697
Release 2006
Pages 200
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Unfair mythologies about English language learners have sprung up in schools around the country. Unsure how to help nonnative speakers write, some teachers and administrators have resorted to deficit-based stereotypes: ELLs can't write They have writing problems They are reluctant writers They need to be taught the skills of writing before writing independently. In reality, however, ELLs benefit from the same smart, research-based instructional strategies as mainstream student writers, and in When English Language Learners Write, Katharine Davies Samway explores second language writers, shattering myths and in their place offering meaningful insight into powerful instruction. Not only does Samway provide a window into the latest research as well as practical teaching ideas, she takes you inside the minds and classroom experiences of five ELLs. She documents the ways they think, the products of their learning, and their progress as writers.



Cultural Aspects of Literacy Practices in an After school Program

Cultural Aspects of Literacy Practices in an After school Program Author Esperanza Zamora
ISBN-10 UCAL:X71378
Release 2004
Pages 94
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Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics Author Patricia Duff
ISBN-10 080582359X
Release 2008
Pages 233
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Useful for undergraduate and graduate students and other researchers wanting to learn more about case study methods and their application to research on language learning.



Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants

Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants Author Julia Elizabeth Menard-Warwick
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3491587
Release 2004
Pages 678
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Language Learning and Teaching as Social Interaction

Language Learning and Teaching as Social Interaction Author Zhu Hua
ISBN-10 0230517005
Release 2007-09-15
Pages 300
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This book presents the latest research by leading scholars on language learning from a socio-interactional and socio-cultural perspective.