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ERIC Number: EJ913497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Sustainability and the Recycling of Words
Miller, Donna L.; Nilsen, Alleen Pace
English Journal, v100 n3 p55-61 Jan 2011
With the mention of "sustainability" and "recycling," most people think about reusing paper, plastic, metal, and glass, but what the authors discovered when they embarked on a word-study unit is that the sustainability movement has also brought about the recycling of words. The authors were team-teaching a language awareness class taken by preservice teachers, and when they wanted to demonstrate how language changes in response to new technologies and new attitudes, sustainability seemed like the perfect topic. In this article, the authors suggest ways of using the Green movement to encourage students to become more knowledgeable about how technology and culture change English language. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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