This blog is meant to help teachers show their students how language is constructed, how meaning is made, and what the role of language is in our lives. It contains information and exercises to illustrate linguistic ideas and principles at the word, sentence, and paragraph level, and within language communities. Each point and exercise is introduced simply, with examples, and is usually meant to take ten minutes or less.If you are looking for exercises and linguistics-oriented explanations to share, especially with writing-troubled students, check it out.
This blog is the continuation of an article published in the Spring 2011 issue of the Duke University journal Pedagogy.
Ann Evans is an Adjunct Professor of Writing at Montclair State University. She has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Montclair State, and an M.A. in English from New York University. Besides English, she speaks French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Greek.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
New link: Linguistics in the Classroom
I have added a link to a blog titled "Linguistics in the Classroom," written by Ann Evans at Montclair State University. Ann's description of the site follows: