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Questions That Convey Information in Teacher‐Student Conferences

Irene Koshik

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Irene Koshik, investigates questioning and answering in a pedagogical setting, one‐on‐one, second‐language writing conferences at an American university. The teachers that ... More


The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Gerry T. M. Altmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language is one of the faculties that sets humans apart from animals, the crucial thing which makes our complex social interactions possible. This book explores the ways in which the mind produces ... More


Sociolinguistic Matrices for Early Modern Literacies: Paternal Latin, Mother Tongues, and Illustrious Vernaculars

in Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the interlocking histories of French and English languages, in relation to Latin, as linguistic matrices for competing types of gendered literacy. It analyzes textual evidence ... More


Learner autonomy in a mainstream writing course: Articulating learning gains

Sara Cotterall

in Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099234
eISBN:
9789882207165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter first refers to previous research into the acquisition of metacognitive knowledge in language learning, and specifically into its role in second language writing. It then provides some ... More


Labors of Objectification: Words and Worlds of Pedagogy

Francis Cody

in The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the specific pedagogical means by which literacy lessons attempted to extract subjects from their everyday orientations to the world. It also considers some of the problems ... More


Latinisms in Spanish 1

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines the introduction and incorporation of Latinisms in Spanish that resulted from contact between Spanish and Classical Latin. This contact occurred predominantly at the level of ... More


Theoretical Preliminaries to Phonetic Notation and Transcription

Heselwood Barry

in Phonetic Transcription in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640737
eISBN:
9780748695195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640737.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Chapter 1 situates phonetic transcription in the context of spoken and written language, and the indeterminate complexity of the phonetic structure of speech. A distinction is made between ... More


The Birth of Japanese as a National Language

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the development of Japanese as a national language in the early twentieth century. It presents Minae Mizumura's three conditions that had enabled the rise of the Japanese ... More


Language Development and Language Interaction in Sign Bilingual Language Acquisition

Carolina Plaza-Pust

in Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199371815
eISBN:
9780190226640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371815.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a critical appraisal of the main hypotheses put forward and the main findings obtained about sign bilingual language acquisition in deaf learners. It begins with a review of ... More


A New Culture of Vernacular Literacy on the Horizon

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes a new culture of vernacular literacy that will welcome speech—and multiple spoken languages—for writing. It argues that the existing culture of literacy has been moving for ... More


The written word

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the expression of meaning in written language. It describes history and evolution of written language from the time of the papyrus rolls of Ancient Greece to modern times. It ... More


The Scholarly Life of Language Writing

in Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about language poetry or language-centred writing and its connection with objectivism and surrealism. It explains that language writing has ... More


A Semantics for Retrieval from Full Text

Julian Warner

in Human Information Retrieval

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter looks at semantics and examines the production of meaning in written language within the framework of Saussurean linguistics. It also considers changes in meaning in full-text retrieval ... More


Land and people, language and language planning

Ernst Håkon Jahr

in Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case of Modern Norwegian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The first chapter forms the introduction to the book. Modern Norway stands out linguistically as unique in the European context. First, it has for more than a century maintained two written standards ... More


Storytelling and Story Acting: Meaning Extended

Patricia M. Cooper

in The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226115238
eISBN:
9780226115252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115252.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter explores Vivian Paley's signature “storytelling curriculum” from various viewpoints by delineating its essential components and reflecting on its similarities and differences with ... More


Tradition and Reform in Kokugo

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how the intense conflict over the idea of kokugo between linguistics scholars and traditional kokugogaku scholars not only took place in academia but also directly reflected the ... More


Speech as a Product: Nine Virtues in Careless Unplanned Spoken Language that Can Significantly Improve Careful Writing

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses nine virtues associated with careless unplanned spoken language that can be exploited to improve careful writing: spoken language tends to connect better with the audience; ... More


Stereotyping, Writing, Speaking

David Frick

in Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451287
eISBN:
9780801467530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451287.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the sets of ethnic, confessional, linguistic, and other stereotypes created by, or available to, Vilnans as they perceived and represented their neighbors. It examines the ... More


Integrating Oral and Written Language into a New Practice Model: Perspectives of an Oral Language Researcher

Elaine R. Silliman

in Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199827282
eISBN:
9780190231781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827282.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter’s purpose is to frame for speech-language pathologists how new educational standards in the United States that emphasize disciplinary discourses will require a new model of practices for ... More


A Syntactics for Retrieval from Full Text

Julian Warner

in Human Information Retrieval

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the syntactics of full-text retrieval and the syntax of written language, with an emphasis on patterns and in relation to syntactic labor and machine processes. It focuses on ... More


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