ble573 | Graduate

Overview Of Linguistics

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This course is designed to introduce K-12 educators to the study of the nature, structure, development, and acquisition of language. Participants explore the integration of theory into practice, teaching methods, cultural implications of language, and first- and second-language acquisition. Particular emphasis is given to psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, communication, and assessment.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics

    • Identify stereotypes based on dialects and language variations.
    • Explain the difference between linguistic determinism and linguistic relativism.
    • Describe how language evolves.

    Bilingual Education: Planning and Assessing Instruction

    • Identify instructional standards in math, science, and social studies instruction for bilingual learners.
    • Apply effective instructional methods for teaching math, science, and social studies to bilingual learners.
    • Choose valid and reliable assessments for bilingual learners.

    Nature of Human Language Development and Communication

    • Describe the difference between the meanings of communication and language.
    • Differentiate between linguistic competence and linguistic performance.
    • Define the five components of grammar that a language learner must acquire, including phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and lexicon.
    • Differentiate between descriptive, prescriptive, and universal grammar.
    • Explain why linguists use a phonetic alphabet to represent sounds.
    • Define the terms phoneme and allophone.
    • Describe the components of morphology.
    • Explain syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

    Bilingual Education: Language Acquisition & Teaching Methods

    • Analyze first- and second-language acquisition processes.
    • Identify instructional methods for teaching a second language.
    • Identify language acquisition theories.
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