ERIC Number: ED219975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Language: Yours, Mine and Ours. Introductory Unit to Around the World: Languages and the People Who Speak Them.
Galloway, Vicki; And Others
This introductory unit to the exploratory language program, "Around the World," developed in South Carolina discusses the nature of language and so provides a framework in which to fit subsequent learning. It seeks to make students aware of the language they already use unconsciously. In line with this goal, it is divided into categories of activities useful for introducing and reinforcing six major concepts about language: (1) a sense of identity is important to us and is intimately connected with language; (2) languages are codes devised by humans to communicate about things, ideas, people, concepts and actions; (3) we live in the changing world of our language; (4) language is a set of rules made up "by no one and by everyone"; (5) language is not always spoken, not always written, but sometimes unspoken and includes symbols; and (6) languages are born, grow, and die. Following these sections is a chart and explanation of language families. An appendix presents a dialogue about a man from outer space arriving on earth, activity suggestions, and an adaptation of an article on American personnel in Micronesia. (AMH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Training, Experiential Learning, Global Approach, Language, Language Variation, Learning Activities, Linguistic Theory, Middle Schools, Nonverbal Communication, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Speech Communication, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Div. of Instruction.
Note: For related documents, see FL 013 192-197.