EDU 564 Linguistics for ESL Educators

Presents conceptual foundations and general principles of linguistics, examines the structural/functional properties of the human language, and discusses the rules and principles that govern the structural and interpretative parts of human natural language (i.e., morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics). Focuses on the nature of language and communication and the use of English in various linguistic and pragmatic contexts. The nature of grammar and approaches to the description of English grammar for the purpose of teaching forms and functions based on patterns of "authentic" language are emphasized. Participants carry out document-based, data-driven linguistic, lexical-semantic, and pragmatic analyses in relation to the acquisition of English as a second language and develop pedagogical grammars, dictionaries and literacy materials that enhance and strengthen the education for English language learners.




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