Language Education

DICTIONARIES/ENCYCLOPEDIAS

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      Baker, M. & Saldanha, G. (Eds.). (2011).   Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies. (2nd ed.).   London : Routledge.

        P 306 R67 2011

Summary:       Includes approximately 30 new entries, this encyclopedia presents a comprehensive overview of the rich and complex academic discipline of translation studies.

 

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      Byram, M. (Ed.).   (2004). Routledge encyclopedia of language teaching and learning.     London : Routledge.

         P 51 R68 2004

Summary:     The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative handbook dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. It has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals, but can also be used as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. It covers the teaching of languages in particular countries and also deals with a wide range of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Arabic, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are 35 overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education, and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad.

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      Crystal, D. (2010). The Cambridge encyclopedia of language.   (3rd ed.). Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press.

        P 29 C73 2010

Summary:     "This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid-1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms, from email to tweeting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will the out this century." "Praise for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language" ".̀..magnificently demonstrates Professor Crystal's outstanding breadth of knowledge, incisiveness of judgment and superb skills at getting to the heart of highly complex issues in a clear and straightforward manner'.---Randolph Quirk, FBA" ".̀.. David Crystal has a great facility for explaining language issues with plain good sense, wit and admirable brevity'.---The Times Educational Supplement" "Ìnvestigates every conceivable corner of the world of language'.---The Christian Science Monitor' ... remarkably accessible ... the writing is plain and non-technical ... ' Toronto Globe and Mail"--Jacket.

 

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Peyers, P. (2013). The Cambridge dictionary of English grammar. Cambridge United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press.

 PE 1097 P48 2013       ED-60958

Summary:   "The most up-to-date A-Z resource available for English grammar, this dictionary provides concise, practical definitions and explanations of hundreds of terms. Each term includes examples and cross references to related concepts. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. The dictionary pinpoints differences in the use of the same terminology, such as 'adjunct', 'complement', 'verb phrase', as well as alternative terms used for much the same concept, such as 'noun phrase', 'nominal group'; 'agentless passive', 'short passive'. It provides a wealth of examples, as well as notes on the relative frequencies of grammatical alternatives, such as 'will' and 'shall'. It also draws attention to some of the differences between spoken and written English grammar."

HANDBOOKS

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      Aarts, B. & McMahon, A. (Eds.). (2006). The Handbook of English linguistics. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub.  

        PE 1106 H36 2006

Summary:       "The Handbook of English Linguistics is a collection of articles written by leading specialists on all core areas of English linguistics that provides a state-of-the-art account of research in the field. Brings together articles from the core areas of English linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, as well as variation, discourse, stylistics and usage Written by specialists from around the world Provides an introduction to a key area of English Linguistics and includes a discussion of the most recent theoretical and descriptive research, as well as extensive bibliographic references."--Publisher's website.

 

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      Bavin, E. L. (Ed.).   (2009). The Cambridge handbook of child language. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2009.  

        P 118 C36 2009

Summary:       The best survey of the subject available, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language brings together the world's foremost researchers to provide a one-stop resource for the study of language acquisition and development. Grouped into five thematic sections, the handbook is organized by topic, making it easier for students and researchers to use when looking up specific in-depth information. It covers a wider range of subjects than any other handbook on the market, with chapters covering both theories and methods in child language research and tracing the development of language from prelinguistic infancy to teenager. Drawing on both established and more recent research, the Handbook surveys the crosslinguistic study of language acquisition; prelinguistic development; bilingualism; sign languages; specific language impairment, language and autism, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. This book will be an essential reference for students and researchers working in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.

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      Beard, R. (Ed.). (2009). The SAGE handbook of writing development. London : SAGE.  

        PE 1404 S24 2009

Summary:       “Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study”.

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      Bhatia, T. K. & Ritchie, W. C. (Eds.).   (2004). The Handbook of bilingualism. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub.

        P 115 H37 2004

Summary:     “The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualism in each area of the world. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling; Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situation with particular emphasis on those geographical areas which are centers of global conflict and commerce; Explores new topics such as global media and mobile and electronic language learning; Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers from different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities”.

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      Burke, M. (2014). The Routledge handbook of stylistics. London : Routledge.

       PE 1421 R68 2014       ED-60963

Summary:     The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include: Historical perspectives centering on rhetoric, formalism and functionalism. The elements of stylistic analysis that include the linguistic levels of foregrounding, relevance theory, conversation analysis, narrative, metaphor, speech acts, speech and thought presentation and point of view. Current areas of 'hot topic' research, such as cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and feminist/critical stylistics. Emerging and future trends including the stylistics of multimodality, creative writing, hypertext fiction and neuroscience. Each of the thirty-two chapters provides: an introduction to the subject; an overview of the history of the topic; an analysis of the main current and critical issues; a section with recommendations for practice, and a discussion of possible future trajectory of the subject. The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is essential reading for researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students working in this area.

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      Flood, J. (Ed.). (2003). Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts. (2nd ed.).   Mahwah, NJ : L. Erlbaum Associates.

         LB 1576 H25 2003

Summary:    “The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Second Edition--co-sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English--offers a comprehensive overview of research in the field. This thoroughly updated second edition reflects developments in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991. It assesses the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues, while linking the work in one area to related work in others. Coverage includes the theoretical bases for English language arts teaching; different methodological perspectives; the early years of language acquisition; the multiple aspects of the language arts; teaching specific aspects of the English language arts curriculum; oral and written discourse; computer applications to language learning; and current approaches to studying the many ways and contexts in which people learn language. This Handbook is an essential resource for all professional educators, particularly curriculum designers at all school levels, researchers, policy planners, and practicing teachers of the English language arts”.

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      Kachru, B. B., Kachru, Y. & Nelson, C. L. (Eds.). (2009). The Handbook of world Englishes. Malden, Ma. : Wiley-Blackwell.

        PE 2751 H36 2009

Summary:     The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of newly commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensions and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world.

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      Keene, M. L. & Adams, K. H. (2002). Easy access: The reference handbook for writers.   Boston : McGraw-Hill.

        PE 1408 K425 2002

Summary:     Organized by the types of help student writers need. Part one (red tab) of this book provides a guide to writing processes and products. Solutions to writing problems and ESL trouble spots are found in part two (blue tab). Part three (yellow tab) offers alphabetically organized definitions and examples of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation terms.

 

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      Zhang, F. & Barber, B. (Eds.).   (2008).   Handbook of research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning. Hershey, Pa : Information Science Reference.  

        P 53.28 H36 2008

Summary:   "This book provides comprehensive coverage of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing ICT in practical learning contexts. It offers researchers, scholars, students, and professionals worldwide, access to the latest knowledge related to research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning"--Provided by publisher.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS

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      De Noceda, J. J., De Sanlucar, P., ; Almario, V. S., Elvin R Ebreo, E. R., & Yglopaz. A. M. M. (2013). Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala. Maynila : Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.

       PL 6056 N7 2013       ED-61014

Summary:     Nang malathala noong 1754, ang Vocabulario de la lengua tagala nina Fray Juan Jose de Noceda at Fray Pedro de Sanlucar, ito yata ang pinakamatagal na inihandang aklat sa kasaysayang ng Pilipinas. Wika nga ni E. Arsenio Manuel, humigit-kumulang sa 150 taon ang ginugol ng mga misyonerong nagtipon sa mga salitang ipinaloob sa diksiyonaryo.

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      Gallagher, N. (2005).   Delta's key to the next generation TOEFL test: Advanced skill practice for the iBT.   McHenry, IL. : Delta Pub.

        PE 1128 G23 2005

Summary:     "Delta's key to the next generation TOEFL test is a complete test preparation course for high-intermediate and advanced learners of English who are preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language after September 2005. The book prepares students to take the new test and builds the language skills necessary for academic success in an English-speaking environment."-- Audio disc case cover.

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      Javier, C. M. (2002). Tumbasang aklat sa larangan ng pagtuturo. Manila : Booklore.  

         LB 15 J38 2002

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      Johnson, R. E., Tan, G. O. & Goshert, C. (2003). Bibliography of the Summer Institute of Linguistics Philippines 1953-2003. (50th anniv., 4th ed.)     Manila : Summer Institute of Linguistics Philippines.

        PL 5506 Z9 C66 2003

Summary:     This edition of the Bibliography of the Summer Institute of Linguistics Philippines, is primarily a listing of works by SIL members. However, works by Filipinos who have worked closely with SIL are also included as well as works by other non-members of SIL that were published by SIL Philippines, often in the Studies in Philippine Linguistics series-SIPL (now Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures-SPLC). Listing over 3,300 items in 94 languages, the Bibliography is as complete a listing as possible of SIL Philippines' production up to October 2002.
Sections:
1. General (lists works that do not pertain to a specific language)
2. Philippine General (lists general works about Philippine languages)
3. Listing of works according to language
The General, Philippines General, and language specific sections all have up to five subsections: Anthropology; Linguistics; Literacy and Literature Use; Translation; and, Working Papers. The General and Philippine General sections also include a "Various" section.

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      Martin, B. & Ringham, F. (2006). Key terms in semiotics. London : Continuum.

        P 99 M36 2006

Summary:     "What is semiotics? This term is applied in a wide range of disciplines from literary theory and film to law, architecture and communication studies. But what does it actually mean and how can we use it? Key Terms in Semiotics provides exactly the information that a student needs when encountering semiotics for the first time or as a more advanced reader wishing to do in-depth readings”.

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      The Official guide to the TOEFL test. (2009).   (3rd ed.) New York : McGraw-Hill.

        PE 1128 O34 2009

Summary:     The Official Guide to the TOEFL® iBT is the leading guide to the most widely accepted English-language proficiency test in the world--the TOEFL test. Written by ETS, the makers of the test, this book includes two real full-length TOEFL tests for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected of you for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct your answers and integrate the four skills needed to demonstrate academic English-language proficiency: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The accompanying CD-ROM provides on-screen interactive versions of both real TOEFL tests in the book, just like the one you will encounter on test day.

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      Pambansang direktoryo ng mga alagad ng wika. (2004). Quezon City : Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.

        PL 6051 P326

Summary:     A compilation of information about individuals, organizations, academic institutions, research c enters, and government agencies that continuously support Filipino language in order to promote its use as a national language.   It is a practical guide for easy interactions and coordination between writers, educators and Filipino language users and supporters.

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      Perry, D. J. (2001).  South-Western spell-ing ref-er-ence: 29,000 + words. (5th ed.). Cincinnati : South-Western Pub.

         PE 1168 P47 2001

Summary:   This compact manual provides correct spelling, pronunciation, and division of the most commonly used words in business writing.

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     Trask, R. L. (2007). Language and linguistics: The key concepts. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge.

        P 29 T72 2007

Summary:     A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include: terms used in grammatical analysis branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic linguistics linguistic phenomena from code-switching to conversational implicature language varieties from pidgin to standard language. This fully updated second edition includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.

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