Language Education

Discourse analysis putting our worlds into words

Discourse analysis : putting our worlds into words

by Susan Strauss; Parastou Feiz

 callnumbericon P 302 S77 2014       ED-61747

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, [2014]

Summary:     This introductory textbook presents a variety of approaches and perspectives that can be employed to analyze any sample of discourse. The perspectives come from multiple disciplines, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology, all of which shed light on meaning and the interactional construction of meaning through language use. Students without prior experience in discourse analysis will appreciate and understand the micro-macro relationship of language use in everyday contexts, in professional and academic settings, in languages other than English, and in a wide variety of media outlets. Each chapter is supported by examples of spoken and written discourse from various types of data sources, including conversations, commercials, university lectures, textbooks, print ads, and blogs, and concludes with hands-on opportunities for readers to actually do discourse analysis on their own. Students can also utilize the book's comprehensive companion website, with flash cards for key terms, quizzes, and additional data samples, for in-class activities and self-study.With its accessible multi-disciplinary approach and comprehensive data samples from a variety of sources, Discourse Analysis is the ideal core text for the discourse analysis course in applied linguistics, English, education, and communication programs.


Discourse and narrative methods

Discourse and narrative methods

by Mona Livholts; Maria Tamboukou

 callnumbericon P 302.7 L58 2015       ED-61748

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, [2015]

Summary:     Discourses and narratives are crucial in how we understand a world of rapid changes. This textbook constitutes a unique introduction to two major influential theoretical and methodological fields - discourse and narrative methods - and examines them in their interrelation. It offers readers an orientation within the broad and contested area of discourse and narrative methods and develops concrete analytical strategies to those who wish to explore both or one of these fields as well as their overlaps. Illustrated with examples from real life and real research, this book: *Maps the theoretical influence from poststructuralist, postmodern, postcolonial and feminist ideas on the field of discourse and narrative. *Acts as a guide to the most central analytical approaches in discourse and narrative studies supported by concrete examples of analytical strategies. *Presents a variety of oral, textual, visual and other 'data' for the purpose of analyzing discourse and narrative. *Offers deeper insight into discourse and narrative methods within three themes of crucial importance for changing global context: media and society, gender and space, and autobiography and life writing.*Acts as a helpful guide to situated writing based on concrete workshop exercises, which promotes ethical reflexivity, analytical thinking and creative engagement in the study of discourses and narratives.


English language teachers on the discursive faultlines identities ideologies and pedagogies

English language teachers on the discursive faultlines : identities, ideologies and pedagogies

by Julia Menard-Warwick

 callnumbericon PE 1128 A2 M465 2014      

Language: English  

Publisher: Bristol : Multilingual Matters, 2014

Summary:     This book brings the voices of teachers into the fierce debates about language ideologies and cultural pedagogies in English language teaching. Through interviews and classroom observations in Chile and California, this study compares the controversies around English as a global language with the similar cultural tensions in programs for immigrants. The author explores the development of teacher identity in these two very different contexts, and through the narratives of both experienced and novice teachers demonstrates how teacher identity affects the cultural pedagogies enacted in their classrooms.

Fusion integrated reading and writing Book 1

Fusion : integrated reading and writing. Book 1

by Dave Kemper; Verne Meyer; John Van Rys; Patrick Sebranek

 callnumbericon PE 1408 K545 2016       ED-61770

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, [2016]

Summary:     FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING: Book 1 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the paragraph level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies that guide users in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including the basics of research) that students will encounter in their future courses. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models.

The Handbook of bilingual and multilingual education

The Handbook of bilingual and multilingual education

by Wayne E. Wright; Sovicheth Boun; Ofelia García

 callnumbericon P 115.2 H36 2015       ED-61772

Language: English  

Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Summary:     The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education presents the first comprehensive international reference work of the latest policies, practices, and theories related to the dynamic interdisciplinary field of bilingual and multilingual education. Represents the first comprehensive reference work that covers bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural educational policies and practices around the world Features contributions from 78 established and emerging international scholars Offers extensive coverage in sixteen chapters of language and education issues in specific and diverse regional/geographic contexts, including South Africa, Mexico, Latvia, Cambodia, Japan, and Texas Covers pedagogical issues such as language assessment as well as offering evolving perspectives on the needs of specific learner populations, such as ELLs, learners with language impairments, and bilingual education outside of the classroom

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