Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers (Michigan Teacher Training Volume)

Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers (Michigan Teacher Training Volume) by Steven Brown, Jodi Nelms

Title: Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers (Michigan Teacher Training Volume)
Author: Steven Brown, Jodi Nelms
ISBN10: 0472089161
ISBN13: 978-0472089161
Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT (June 28, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
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Pages: 224 pages
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Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers (Michigan Teacher Training Volume) by Steven Brown, Jodi Nelms


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Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers is an introductory language and culture text designed for today's future teachers, anthropologists, and applied linguists. The book explores, from a variety of perspectives, the interrelationships between language and culture that have the most significant implications for the classroom and for the global community.Among the topics introduced are first language acquisition, dialects, sign language, non-verbal communication, and pragmatics. Each chapter is structured so that students will read about a topic, answer comprehension questions, consider relevant teaching scenarios, gather and analyze data in further reading, and pursue projects that require out-of-class research. The book also encourages the use of films to provide deeper cultural understanding and context for various issues. Three appendixes-the family tree of languages, language structure, resources for further research and professional development-and a glossary are included.