Language Across Difference

Author: Django Paris
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139499890
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Once a predominantly African-American city, South Vista opened the twenty-first century with a large Latino/a majority and a significant population of Pacific Islanders. Using an innovative blend of critical ethnography and social language methodologies, Paris offers the voices and experiences of South Vista youth as a window into how today's young people challenge and reinforce ethnic and linguistic difference in demographically changing urban schools and communities. The ways African-American language, Spanish and Samoan are used within and across ethnicity in social and academic interactions, text messages and youth-authored rap lyrics show urban young people enacting both new and old visions of pluralist cultural spaces. Paris illustrates how understanding youth communication, ethnicity and identities in changing urban landscapes like South Vista offers crucial avenues for researchers and educators to push for more equitable schools and a more equitable society.

Looking Like A Language Sounding Like A Race

Author: Jonathan Rosa
Editor: Oxf Studies in Anthropology of
ISBN: 0190634723
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Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race examines the emergence of linguistic and ethnoracial categories in the context of Latinidad. The book draws from more than twenty-four months of ethnographic and sociolinguistic fieldwork in a Chicago public school, whose student body is more than 90% Mexican and Puerto Rican, to analyze the racialization of language and its relationship to issues of power and national identity. It focuses specifically on youth socialization to U.S. Latinidad as a contemporary site of political anxiety, raciolinguistic transformation, and urban inequity. Jonathan Rosa's account studies the fashioning of Latinidad in Chicago's highly segregated Near Northwest Side; he links public discourse concerning the rising prominence of U.S. Latinidad to the institutional management and experience of raciolinguistic identities there. Anxieties surrounding Latinx identities push administrators to transform "at risk" Mexican and Puerto Rican students into "young Latino professionals." This institutional effort, which requires students to learn to be and, importantly, sound like themselves in highly studied ways, reveals administrators' attempts to navigate a precarious urban terrain in a city grappling with some of the nation's highest youth homicide, dropout, and teen pregnancy rates. Rosa explores the ingenuity of his research participants' responses to these forms of marginalization through the contestation of political, ethnoracial, and linguistic borders.

Making A Difference In The Lives Of Infants And Toddlers And Their Families

Author: John M. Love
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Making A Difference In The Lives Of Infants And Toddlers And Their Families Local Contributions To Understanding The Programs And Their Impacts

Author: John M. Love
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Argument As Dialogue Across Difference

Author: Jennifer Clifton
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317214412
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In the spirit of models of argument starting with inquiry, this book starts with a question: What might it mean to teach argument in ways that open up spaces for change—changes of mind, changes of practice and policy, changes in ways of talking and relating? The author explores teaching argument in ways that take into account the complexities and pluralities young people face as they attempt to enact local and global citizenship with others who may reasonably disagree. The focus is foremost on social action—the hard, hopeful work of finding productive ways forward in contexts where people need to work together across difference to get something worthwhile done.

Language Across The Curriculum

Author: Makhan Lal Tickoo
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Language Across Borders

Author: Felix Banda
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Gender And Identity Construction Across Difference

Author: Fen-fang Tsai
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Translation Perspectives Using Languages Across The Curriculum

Author: Marilyn Gaddis Rose
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Differences In Earnings By Language Groups In Quebec 1970

Author: François Vaillancourt
Editor: Centre international de recherche sur le bilinguisme = International Center for Research on Bilingualism
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Understanding Individual Differences In Language Development Across The School Years

Author: J. Bruce Tomblin
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317752171
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This volume presents the findings of a large-scale study of individual differences in spoken (and heard) language development during the school years. The goal of the study was to investigate the degree to which language abilities at school entry were stable over time and influential in the child’s overall success in important aspects of development. The methodology was a longitudinal study of over 600 children in the US Midwest during a 10-year period. The language skills of these children -- along with reading, academic, and psychosocial outcomes -- were measured. There was intentional oversampling of children with poor language ability without being associated with other developmental or sensory disorders. Furthermore, these children could be sub-grouped based on their nonverbal abilities, such that one group represents children with specific language impairment (SLI), and the other group with nonspecific language impairment (NLI) represents poor language along with depressed nonverbal abilities. Throughout the book, the authors consider whether these distinctions are supported by evidence obtained in this study and which aspects of development are impacted by poor language ability. Data are provided that allow conclusions to be made regarding the level of risk associated with different degrees of poor language and whether this risk should be viewed as lying on a continuum. The volume will appeal to researchers and professionals with an interest in children’s language development, particularly those working with children who have a range of language impairments. This includes Speech and Language Pathologists; Child Neuropsychologists; Clinical Psychologists working in Education, as well as Psycholinguists and Developmental Psychologists.

Handbook Of Language And Social Psychology

Author: Howard Giles
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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This important handbook, with chapters written by leading experts in their fields, is concerned with the integration of verbal and nonverbal features in communication. Not just a collection of readings, it examines how verbal and nonverbal systems in communication work. Contributions combine solid reviews of the current research and findings as well as important theoretical and practical problems, with suggestions for future directions of research in the study of language and its use.

Current Developments In Language Testing

Author: Sarinee Anivan
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The selection of papers on language testing includes: "Language Testing in the 1990s: How Far Have We Come? How Much Further Have We To Go?" (J. Charles Alderson); "Current Research/Development in Language Testing" (John W. Oller, Jr.); "The Difficulties of Difficulty: Prompts in Writing Assessment" (Liz Hamp-Lyons, Sheila Prochnow); "The Validity of Writing Test Tasks" (John Read); "Affective Factors in the Assessment of Oral Interaction: Gender and Status" (Don Porter); "Authenticity in Foreign Language Testing" (Peter Doye); "Evaluating Communicative Tests" (Keith Morrow); "Materials-Based Tests: How Well Do They Work?" (Michael Milanovic); "Defining Language Ability: The Criteria for Criteria" (Geoff Brindley); "The Role of Item Response Theory in Language Test Validation" (T.F. McNamara); "The International English Language Testing System IELTS: Its Nature and Development" (D.E. Ingram); "A Comparative Analysis of Simulated and Direct Oral Proficiency Interviews" (Charles W. Stansfield); "Southeast Asian Languages Proficiency Examinations" (James Dean Brown, H. Gary Cook, Charles Lockhart, Teresita Ramos); "Continuous Assessment in the Oral Communication Class: Teacher Constructed Test" (Shanta Nair-Venugopal); and "What We Can Do with Computerized Adaptive Testing ... And What We Cannot Do!" (Michel Laurier). (MSE).

An Exploratory Analysis Of The Language Of Teacher Role Expectations In Summary Supervisory Conferences

Author: Susan Lee Melnick
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Use Of Language Across The Primary Curriculum

Author: Eve Bearne
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134725728
File Size: 47,53 MB
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This book offers practical advice and guidance on how children can be helped to use language to transform knowledge and experience into understanding across the curriculum, and thus become active learners. In addition to the core subjects, opportunities in music, P.E., I.T. and design technology are examined in the context of the interrelationship between children, language and learning, i.e.: * children learning to use language * children using language to learn * children learning about language Chapters describe classroom practice as well as offering reflective sections on the interrelationships and processes of language and cognitive development. An integral part of this is the acknowledgement of differing learning styles, special educational needs, and issues of linguistic diversity and cultural difference.

Language And Culture In Eu Law

Author: Susan Šarčević
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472428994
File Size: 41,79 MB
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Written by distinguished legal and linguistic scholars and practitioners from the EU institutions, the contributions in this volume provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the vital role of language and culture as key forces shaping the dynamics of EU law. The broad spectrum of topics sheds light on major Europeanization processes at work: the gradual creation of a neutralized EU legal language with uniform concepts, for example, in the DCFR and CESL, and the emergence of a European legal culture. The main focus is on EU multilingual lawmaking, with special emphasis on problems of legal translation and term formation in the multilingual and multicultural European context, including comparative law aspects and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of translating from a lingua franca. Of equal importance are issues relating to the multilingual interpretation of EU legislation and case law by the national courts and interpretative techniques of the CJEU, as well as the viability of the autonomy of EU legal concepts and the need for the professionalization of court interpreters Union-wide in response to Directive 2010/64/EU. Offering a good mix of theory and practice, this book is intended for scholars, practitioners and students with a special interest in the legal-linguistic aspects of EU law and their impact on old and new Member States and candidate countries as well.