ERIC Number: ED198556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Changing Words in a Changing World. Instructor's Guide.
Nilsen, Alleen Pace
The course described in this teacher's guide is intended to create an awareness of the pervasiveness of sexism in American culture as reflected in the language. Following an overview of the course, the guide provides a discussion of teaching methods that have proven useful in pilot studies of the course, including the following topics: introduction to linguistic principles; illustrations of linguistic principles; field work, analysis, and discussion; small group activities; supplementary field work; the keeping of a journal; and ways to grade. The course is based on four linguistic principles and the guide discusses each of the principles: (1) a language reflects the culture and values of its speakers; (2) language forms reflect the viewpoint of the majority or the powerful groups in a society; (3) exaggeration is an integral part of the communication process; and (4) language changes continuously, but in different ways with different speakers. For each principle there are activities and assignments with sexist examples provided, suggestions for relevant composition topics, and examples for supplementary discussion topics. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Educational Technology and Library Science.
Note: For related document see CS 206 138.