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ERIC Number: ED132852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Language Studies in Teacher Education. Linguistic Communications: Working Papers of the Linguistic Society of Australia, No. 16.
Tebble, Helen A.
This article argues that courses in linguistics should be included in all teacher training programs, whether the students are training to be general teachers or language teachers specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Foreign Languages in the Elementary School (FLES). Details of lectures and assignments for two topics, kinesics and paralanguage and correctness and acceptability, are provided. The article describes a number of ways in which linguistics can be adapted to give teachers greater insight into the language they use, into children's language and in the ways language is used in the community. Teacher education could improve if linguists provided more information on the language of children acquiring English as a second language and as a first language, on foreign languages that are used daily in our society, on the language of classrooms, on the influence of TV on children's language development, on the nature of communicative competence and on the numerous linguistic problems experienced by migrant children. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Child Language, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), FLES, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Usage, Linguistic Performance, Linguistics, Paralinguistics, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teachers, TENL
Linguistic Communications, c/o Department of Japanese, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168 Australia ($8.00 Australian per issue)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).; Linguistic Society of Australia.