Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1996: Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Variation: Current Trends and Future Prospects

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Georgetown University Press, Aug 15, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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This volume examines linguistics, language acquisition, and language variation, emphasizing their implications for teacher education and language education. A majority of the essays consider issues in second language acquisition, dealing specifically with learners and instructors, or concentrating on the larger social and societal context in which learning and acquisition occur.

Topics highlighted include the current and often controversial debate over bilingual education, language variation, and the past, present, and future role of linguistics in language pedagogy.


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Dedication of Round Table Proceedings to Earl W Stevick
From Orwell to Plato and back again
Trends and prospects
Foreignlanguage teaching after the year 2000
The case against bilingual education
Challenges and choices
Constructions of the learner in second language acquisition research
Theoretical framework and instructional applications
Acquisition instruction standards variation and accent
Some theoretical pointers and research perspectives
The paradigm gap
Variation and the Mesolect in Jamaican Creole
The study and status of Hawaiian Creole1
The problem of variation in SLA theory and research
Sociolinguistic opportunity and obligation
Reexamining the role of linguistics in language teacher training

The effect of participation structure on secondlanguage acquisition and retention of content
Grammaticality judgment tasks and secondlanguage development

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