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Language and Learning, 6th Edition

Marie Emmitt, Matthew Zbaracki, Linda Komesaroff and John Pollock

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ISBN / EAN: 9780195522266
This textbook is prescribed for the following courses:
EDN563 - Literacy and Learning Murdoch University
EDF1151 - Fundamentals of the English language Monash University
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ISBN / EAN: 9780195522266
This textbook is prescribed for the following courses:
EDN563 - Literacy and Learning Murdoch University
EDF1151 - Fundamentals of the English language Monash University
Use our Textbook Finder to find the rest of your Textbooks!
  • Paperback
ISBN: 9780195522266


Language and Learning provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature and function of language, language learning, and its implications for teaching. Written specifically for pre-service teachers it covers a range of language theories and uses relevant examples for applying them in the classroom.

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Language and Learning 6th edition is Australia’s most comprehensive textbook about language acquisition and use. Written specifically for Australian pre-service teachers, the aspects of language explored include:the purposes & uses of language the linguistic basis of language language-learning the influence of new technologies on language & learning implications of language knowledge for teaching. New to this editionTwo colour design and new pedagogy to emphasise critical thinking and assist with student navigationMore emphasis on different cultures, using language differentlyMore on genresMore emphasis on the changing nature of literacy, the breadth of multiliteracies and embracing new forms of literacyCoverage of new fields of linguistics, such as neurolinguisticsMore coverage of technology and how to use it effectively in teaching

Author Biography

Marie Emmitt is Professor of Education and former Dean of Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University

Matthew Zbaracki is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University

Linda Komesaroff was Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, prior to leaving academia

John Pollock was Head of Department of Industry Education, RMIT, prior to retiring

Table of Contents

PART 1: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE1. An Overview of Language and LearningWhy study language?Who has studied language?What is language and why do we have it?Different dimensions of languageLanguage, ideology and powerLanguage codesLanguage, thinking and learningLanguage and literacyTowards a definition of language2. Doing Things with LanguageFunctions of languageLanguage and communicationImproving our communication skills3. Language VariationLanguage and groupsLanguage and cultureDiffering culturesLanguage, culture and thoughtLanguage and societyVariation in written language: different genresPART 2: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STRUCTURE4. An Introduction to Linguistics and GrammarWhy learn about linguistics?DefinitionsA study of languageGrammar today: traditional grammar and functional grammarWhat should teachers know about grammar?5. Discourse Analysis/Text LinguisticsBeyond the sentenceGenreTop-level structureText cohesion and cohesive ties6. Syntax, Morphology and LexicologyThe study of language at the sentence levelSyntaxMorphology and lexicologyThe function of words in sentencesOrigins of words7. Phonology and the Relationship between Letters and SoundsWhy study phonology and letter–sound knowledge?Phonetics, phonology and phonological awarenessHow are speech-sounds produced?8. Differences between Speech and WritingCode differencesText densityPossible difficulties with the written languageWriting for childrenPART 3: LANGUAGE AND LEARNING9. Learning LanguageLearning speechProblems with language development researchLearning languageWhat teachers can expectProcesses of language learningLanguage learning as social interaction10. Learning a Second LanguageTheories and approachesDefining our terms: second-language learningFactors that influence second-language learning11. Learning LiteracyWhat do we mean by literacy?Literacy — what is to be learned?Learning how written language worksLearning the writing systemWriting12. Learning and Language: A SummaryWhat is learning?How does language facilitate learning?Language learning in the classroomAppendix 1: Australian English phonemesAppendix 2: Classification of English consonantsGlossary of language termsReferencesIndex

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Marie Emmitt, Matthew Zbaracki, Linda Komesaroff, John Pollock
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Oxford University Press ANZ