The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters

The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters

The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters is aimed at monolingual or multilingual users of English with no prior background in language studies. It is appropriate for language teacher training, as well as for language study courses at A-level/junior college or university level. The textbook encourages informed thinking about (why) language matters. Packed with over 100 commented activities, examples of language play, and fun “food for thought”, the book is designed to foster independent exploration of language and linguistics. It comes complete with a workbook, Lang101 Workbook, and a companion website, http://lang101.com
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Multilinguals are ...?

Multilinguals are ...?

Multilinguals are... what, indeed? Gifted, semilingual, special, ...? This book is about how you could fill in the blank with almost any label and get away with it. Founded on solid academic research, this is the first book-length discussion, in lay terms, of the reasons behind the beliefs and myths about those of us who use several languages in our everyday life. This is what multilinguals are, but judgemental labels based on fictions can lead to conflicting advice about multilingualism at home, in school, and in clinic. The book is written for the general public, families, teachers, clinicians, and everyone else who ever wondered about multilingualism. Book publisher: http://battlebridge.com/ Book reviews: http://beingmultilingual.blogspot.com/p/multilinguals-are-book-reviews_11.html
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Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters

Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters

Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters offers 460 commented exercises and activities, dedicated to absolute beginners to the study of language. The workbook is designed as a companion tool to The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters textbook, in response to feedback asking for expansion of the textbook’s over 100 exercises and activities. Part 1 of the workbook contains 360 exercises corresponding to the twelve chapters of the textbook (30 per chapter), followed by 100 cross-chapter exercises, aimed at synthesis alongside analysis. Part 2 contains commented answers to all exercises. Topics include the nature of scientific investigation; the structure of words, sounds and sentences; typical vs. disordered uses of language; child language, language learning and language play, as well as politeness, persuasion and humour. Companion website: http://lang101.com
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The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters

The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters

The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters is aimed at monolingual or multilingual users of English with no prior background in language studies. It is appropriate for language teacher training, as well as for language study courses at A-level/junior college or university level. The textbook encourages informed thinking about (why) language matters. Packed with over 100 commented activities, examples of language play, and fun “food for thought”, the book is designed to foster independent exploration of language and linguistics. It comes complete with a workbook, Lang101 Workbook, and a companion website, http://lang101.com
Madalena_Cruz-Ferreira
Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters

Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters

Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises and Activities for Starters offers 460 commented exercises and activities, dedicated to absolute beginners to the study of language. The workbook is designed as a companion tool to The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters textbook, in response to feedback asking for expansion of the textbook’s over 100 exercises and activities. Part 1 of the workbook contains 360 exercises corresponding to the twelve chapters of the textbook (30 per chapter), followed by 100 cross-chapter exercises, aimed at synthesis alongside analysis. Part 2 contains commented answers to all exercises. Topics include the nature of scientific investigation; the structure of words, sounds and sentences; typical vs. disordered uses of language; child language, language learning and language play, as well as politeness, persuasion and humour. Companion website: http://lang101.com
Madalena_Cruz-Ferreira
Multilinguals are ...?

Multilinguals are ...?

Multilinguals are... what, indeed? Gifted, semilingual, special, ...? This book is about how you could fill in the blank with almost any label and get away with it. Founded on solid academic research, this is the first book-length discussion, in lay terms, of the reasons behind the beliefs and myths about those of us who use several languages in our everyday life. This is what multilinguals are, but judgemental labels based on fictions can lead to conflicting advice about multilingualism at home, in school, and in clinic. The book is written for the general public, families, teachers, clinicians, and everyone else who ever wondered about multilingualism. Book publisher: http://battlebridge.com/ Book reviews: http://beingmultilingual.blogspot.com/p/multilinguals-are-book-reviews_11.html
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Being Multilingual

Being Multilingual

The aim of this blog is to discuss what it means to be multilingual and what is involved in the regular use of several languages. Multilingualism is often misunderstood, and often correlated with either over-ability or disability. Myths, paradoxes and misconceptions about multilingualism have consequences at home, in school and in clinic. Multilingualism is not about what several languages can do to people, it is about what people can do with several languages. If you ever wondered about multilingualism, whether you are monolingual or multilingual, welcome to Being Multilingual.
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