ERIC Number: ED462854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Educational Linguistics as a Field: A View from Penn's Program on the Occasion of Its 25th Anniversary.
Hornberger, Nancy H.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v17 n1-2 p1-26 Spr-Fall 2001
Educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania's (Penn) Graduate School of Education traces its beginnings to 1976 and the deanship of Dell Hymes. This paper takes up various aspects of the practice of educational linguistics at Penn, discussing them in relation to issues that have been raised in the literature about the definition, nature, and scope of the field. Three emphases which have characterized Penn's educational linguistics are considered: the integration of linguistics and education (the relevance of linguistics for education and the reverse); the close relationship among research, theory, policy, and practice (a problem-oriented discipline); and the focus on language learning and teaching (scope with depth). The paper concludes with a consideration of educational linguistics as a discipline among other disciplines. (Contains 121 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers: University of Pennsylvania
Note: In: Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 2001; see FL 027 192. Revised version of "Educational Linguistics as a Field: A View from Penn's Program as It Approaches Its 25th Anniversary" in R. L. Cooper, E. Shohamy, and J. Walters (Eds.) "New Perspectives and Issues in Educational Language Policy: A Festschrift for Bernard Dov Spolsky" (see ED 457 697).