ERIC Number: ED158576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Language and Linguistics: Bases for a Curriculum. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 10.
Falk, Julia S.
This is a guide for instructors in community, junior, and four-year colleges who are not trained extensively in the field of linguistics but who are interested in designing an introductory course in language and linguistics. Among the variables that may affect the nature of the course are the students' and the instructor's backgrounds and interests, the institution, and the disciplines chosen for inclusion in the scope of the course, such as anthropology, psychology, and sociology. The content of an introductory course on language and linguistics should provide a dual focus: (1) presentation of the basic structure of languages; and (2) exploration of a wide variety of questions, issues, and concerns with respect to the roles of language in our lives. A sample syllabus for this content is provided, grouping the material under the following divisions: (1) views of language; (2)morphology; (3) phonology; (4) writing systems; (5) syntax; (6) semantics and pragmatics; (7) language change and variation; (8) language learning; (9) language in education; and (10) overview. A selected, annotated bibliography of materials and resources completes the volume. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language, Language Role, Language Variation, Linguistics, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Semantics, Syntax, Two Year Colleges, Written Language
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.