Using Language

Author: Herbert H. Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521567459
Release Date: 1996-05-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book, first published in 1996, argues that language use is more than the sum of a speaker speaking and a listener listening. It is the joint action that emerges when speakers and listeners - writers and readers - perform their individual actions in coordination, as ensembles. The author argues strongly that language use embodies both individual and social processes.

Power Talk

Author: Sarah Myers McGinty
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0759521352
Release Date: 2001-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Show up on time, work hard, do well, and rise up the corporate ladder? Maybe. Oral communication is the most crucial ingredient in advancement on the job. In Power Talk, Sarah Myers McGinty analyzes the social and psychological elements of speech in the workplace, helping readers hear who's in charge and talk their way ahead. Fast trackers match the right speaking style to the situation and develop a corporate voice that comes across loud and clear. From the voice mail message that gets a call back to navigating a department meeting, listeners will learn how to become their own best spokesperson and advocate.

Using Language

Author: John T. Kearns
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873958098
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In a pioneer study of how language is actually used, Dr. Kearns combines the rigor of formal logic with a detailed analysis of natural language patterns. Through this double focus, he develops artificial languages that are syntactically more similar to the spoken word than first-order language itself. Numerous diagrams illustrate the evolution of these artificial languages, which represent a significant contribution to both the fields of linguistics and logic. The book begins by delineating a theory of the structures of intentional acts and then applies this to the special case of linguistic acts. Given an understanding of the meanings of component expressions, we can use our knowledge of linguistic structure to determine the meaning of a complex expression. An innovative discussion of semantics is subdivided into theories of three “semantic dimensions”: representational meaning, inferential meaning, and truth conditions. Drawing upon these analyses the speech act theory of this book purposes that the meaning of a sentence (sentential act) is to be explained wholly in terms of the meanings of component expressions (acts) and the structure of the sentence.

Impoliteness

Author: Jonathan Culpeper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139495080
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

When is language considered 'impolite'? Is impolite language only used for anti-social purposes? Can impolite language be creative? What is the difference between 'impoliteness' and 'rudeness'? Grounded in naturally-occurring language data and drawing on findings from linguistic pragmatics and social psychology, Jonathan Culpeper provides a fascinating account of how impolite behaviour works. He examines not only its forms and functions but also people's understandings of it in both public and private contexts. He reveals, for example, the emotional consequences of impoliteness, how it shapes and is shaped by contexts, and how it is sometimes institutionalised. This book offers penetrating insights into a hitherto neglected and poorly understood phenomenon. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics and social psychology in particular.

Opening Minds

Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571108166
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Education

"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known." — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book Choice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.

Using Language to Persuade

Author: Ryan Johnstone
Publisher:
ISBN: 0195522435
Release Date: 2013
Genre: English language

The obook is a cloud-based web-book available anywhere, anytime, on any device, navigated by topic or by 'page view'.Your activation code is printed on a card which will be mailed to you; this will incur a postage cost. If you prefer to receive an obook activation code by email, run a search on this title and include the phrase 'ROP' (real-time online purchase) in your search. Using Language to Persuade Third Edition updates this best-selling resource to provide the most up-to-date and stimulating source material. This full colour workbook for English students in Years 10 and 11 prepares students for success in Area of Study 3: Using Language to Persuade in VCE English.Changes for the new edition include an increased number of visual texts for analysis and a range of updated stimulus material so students have current media texts and issues to work with.

Testcraft

Author: Fred Davidson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133813
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

DIVThe creation of language tests is—and should be—a craft that is accessible and doable not only by a few language test experts, but also by many others who are involved in second/foreign language education, say the authors of this clear and timely book. Fred Davidson and Brian Lynch offer language educators a how-to guide for creating tests that reliably measure exactly what they are intended to measure. Classroom teachers, language administrators, and professors of language testing courses will find in this book an easy and flexible approach to language testing as well as the tools they need to develop tests appropriate to their individual needs. Davidson and Lynch explain criterion-related language test development, a process that focuses on the early stages of test development when the criterion to be tested is defined, specifications are established, and items and tasks are written. This process helps clarify the description of what is being measured by a test and enables teachers to give input on test design in any instructional setting. Informed by extensive research in criterion-referenced measurement, this book invites all language educators to participate in the craft of test development and shows them how to go about it./div

American Legal English 2nd Edition

Author: Debra Lee
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472032068
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Students can becomve familiar with legal syntax and legal vocabulary in this introduction to basic legal information and the U.S. legal system.

Learning Keeping and Using Language

Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027273734
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume contains selected papers from the Eight World Congress of Applied Linguistics held in Sydney in 1987. Whereas the focus of Volume I is on learning language and the standpoint of the individual learner, the contributions to Volume II are concerned not so much with individuals as with communities, and the reasons for and the nature of language maintenance and shift.

Using Language in the Classroom

Author: Jay L. Lemke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015069351529
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Here, Lemke considers how language is used in the classrom to develop systems, exercise choice, and interact. Arguing that language is a social activity that enables teachers and students to observe, record, and analyze educational processes in all areas of schooling and in all school subjects, Lemke demonstrates how improved language interaction can help identify educational problems, formulate constructive change, and make decisions about educational practice.

Algorithms for Visual Design Using the Processing Language

Author: Kostas Terzidis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470503188
Release Date: 2009-04-08
Genre: Computers

As the first book to share the necessary algorithms for creating code to experiment with design problems in the processing language, this book offers a series of generic procedures that can function as building blocks and encourages you to then use those building blocks to experiment, explore, and channel your thoughts, ideas, and principles into potential solutions. The book covers such topics as structured shapes, solid geometry, networking and databases, physical computing, image processing, graphic user interfaces, and more.