Introduction to linguistics for elementary school english teachers Part 1

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Introduction to linguistics for elementary school english teachers Part 1

  1. 1. Introduction to Linguistics for Elementary School English Teachers <br />Introduction to the Course<br />The Nature of Human Language <br />What Is Language?<br />Brain and Language<br />Learning a First Language <br />
  2. 2. Introduction to Course<br />COURSE DESCRIPTION<br />This course introduces students to the field of linguistics. It intends to cover the basics of morphology, syntax, and phonology. It also introduces students to issues of meaning, language use, acquisition, variation, cognition, and the basics psycholinguistics. It seeks to develop students’ research skills, strengthen the cognitive process, reinforce emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills as students prepare to coach on English language skills.<br />GENERAL OBJECTIVES<br />At the end of the course, students will be able to:<br /> <br />1.Identify the fundamental properties that all languages share, and how languages differ. <br />2.Identify the basic elements that compose language and how they combine to express meaning.<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to the Course<br />SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES<br />At the end of the course, students will be able to:<br /> <br />Explain what encompasses a language.<br />Distinguish the fundamental issues about the nature of human language as posed by linguists, philosophers, educators, sociologists and psychologists.<br />Describe language variations within social, cultural and historical contexts.<br />Distinguish between orality and literacy.<br /> Appraise issues on language and linguistics making use of the technical terminology in the field.<br />
  4. 4. Evaluation and Grading Scale<br />
  5. 5. Assignments graded on a Pass/Fail basis will impact student’s grade only if he/she fails the assignment. Upon failure of an assignment, twelve (12) points or 3% will be deducted from student’s final point total.<br /> <br />450 – 500 = A<br />449 – 380 = B<br />379 – 320 = C<br />319 – 260 = D<br />259 – 000 = F<br />Evaluation and Grading Scale<br />
  6. 6. Suggested Texts<br /> <br />Fromkin, Victoria & Robert Rodman. (2003). An Introduction to Language (7th Edition),New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.<br /> <br />Lightbown, Patsy M. & Nina Spada. (1995). How Languages are Learned (5th Edition),New York:Oxford University Press.<br />STUDENTS’ MATERIALS.<br />Binder<br />Loose-leaf paper<br />One legal envelope<br />Writing tools<br />Computer access, Internet connection, and E-MAIL ADDRESS<br />Required Items<br />
  7. 7. Books<br />Fromkin, Victoria & Robert Rodman. (2003). An Introduction to Language (7th Edition),New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.<br />Lightbown, Patsy M. & Nina Spada. (1995). How Languages are Learned (5th Edition),New York:Oxford University Press.<br />
  8. 8. References<br />
  9. 9. WEB SITE<br /> http://linguisticsforteachers.webs.com/<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MJoNfxdADk<br />Next Pre Test<br />
  10. 10. On a loose leaf paper<br />Part I:Writing<br /> Describe in a four paragraph essay the school you work in and the students you teach. <br />Part II: Writing<br />Define in a paragraph the teacher’s role.<br />Pre Test 1<br />
  11. 11. On a loose leaf paper<br />Part III:On your loose leaf paper write the question and complete answer with the letter of your choice.<br /> <br />Multiple Choice: For each of the following questions, circle the letter of the answer that best answers the question.<br />1. What is language?<br />Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols. <br />A system that includes rules for combining its components, such as words. <br />A system that is used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect<br />All of the above<br />2. What is grammar?<br />How component parts combine to form sentences.<br />The study of structural relationships in writing, sometimes including pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.<br />It consists of the sounds and sound patterns, the basic units of meaning such as words, and the rules to combine all of these to form sentences with desired meaning.<br />All of the above<br /> <br />3. What is phonology?<br />It is the system of meaning<br />It is the sound system<br />It is the rules of word formation<br />It is the rules of sentence formation.<br />Pre Test<br />
  12. 12. On a loose leaf paper<br />Part II: On your loose leaf paper write the question and complete answer with the letter of your choice<br /> <br />Multiple Choice: For each of the following questions, circle the letter of the answer that best answers the question.<br />4.What is morphology?<br />A It is the system of meaning<br />B It is the sound system<br />C It is the rules of word formation<br />D It is the rules of sentence formation.<br /> <br />5. What is syntax?<br />A It is the system of meaning<br />B It is the sound system<br />C It is the rules of word formation<br />D It is the rules of sentence formation<br />Pre Test 1<br />
  13. 13. On a loose leaf paper<br />Part III:On your loose leaf paper write the question and complete answer with the letter of your choice<br /> <br />Fill in the Blank: Brain and Language<br />Into each sentence below, copy a term from the word bank that correctly completes the sentence.<br />Neurolinguistic<br />Broca’s Aphasia<br />Lateralization<br />Aphasia<br />Anomia<br /> <br />…refers to any cognitive functions that are primarily localized to one side of the brain or other.<br />… is a condition where a patient exhibits impaired syntax and speech problems<br />…language dysfunction as a result of brain injury.<br />…studies the brain mechanisms and anatomical structures that underline linguistic competence and performance, and how they developed over time.<br />…is when patients have word finding difficulties.<br />Pre Test 1<br />
  14. 14. The Brain and Speech<br />The Brain : Language and Speech Broca's and Wernicke's Areas<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MJoNfxdADk<br />What happens in the brain while learning language?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGCqd9kpbU4<br />How do kids learn language?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSn0zX-kH8<br />Brain: Left Hemisphere<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuPeOKeCxu8<br />Brain Anatomy and Functions<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVGlfcP3ATI<br />
  15. 15. The Brain and Speech<br />
  16. 16. The Brain and Speech<br />

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