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Foreword, Dell Hymes Apr 1984

Foreword, Dell Hymes

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


A Re-Examination Of L1 Interference And L2 Complexity As Factors In Second Language Syllabus Design, Teresa Pica Apr 1984

A Re-Examination Of L1 Interference And L2 Complexity As Factors In Second Language Syllabus Design, Teresa Pica

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

A fundamental weakness shared by second language syllabi is that they have been based on their authors' assumptions about language learning and have lacked an empirically supported, psycholinguistic grounding. The following article will review two major traditions in syllabus design which share this weakness.

Underlying one tradition is the assumption that second language structures which are the most different from the learner's L1 are also the most difficult to learn, and therefore should be given strongest emphasis in the syllabus. In the other tradition, it is assumed that there is a direct relationship between linguistic complexity and learning ...


Pretty Is As Pretty Does: A Speech Act View Of Sex Roles, Nessa Wolfson Apr 1984

Pretty Is As Pretty Does: A Speech Act View Of Sex Roles, Nessa Wolfson

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


English Interference Loans As A Resource In The Functional Expansion Of St. Lucian Creole, Steve Jones Apr 1984

English Interference Loans As A Resource In The Functional Expansion Of St. Lucian Creole, Steve Jones

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

This paper is a study of language contact between French Creole and English on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Although much of the discussion is related to grammatical questions, the implications go beyond issues in descriptive linguistics. The nature of English-Creole contact is an important question for St. Lucian education and social life in general, especially given the increased promotion of Creole as a medium of contact between the St. Lucian government and people, and the possibilities of the future use of Creole as a medium of education and literacy. The study gives some evidence that English-Creole contact in ...


Repairs In Conversation: A Demonstration Of Competence, Jessica Williams Apr 1984

Repairs In Conversation: A Demonstration Of Competence, Jessica Williams

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Introduction

The field of speech errors and repairs is a relatively new one. Repairs have been studied from a number of anoles, notably by Scheqloff, Jefferson and Sacks (1977) and Jefferson (1974). Scheqloff et al. saw merit in investigating repairs because of their role as a "self-riqhtinq mechanism for the organization of language in social interaction." They focused, for the first time, on the repair rather than the error. Jefferson suggested in her paper that repairs miqht have an even more important role than the correctional one--that they are in fact, an interactional resource. The use of certain phrases, lexical ...


Language Education Policy In Hawaii: Two Case Studies And Some Current Issues, Thom Huebner Apr 1984

Language Education Policy In Hawaii: Two Case Studies And Some Current Issues, Thom Huebner

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

Any language policy (and even the absence of a formal language policy constitutes, in effect, a language policy) reflects the social, political, and economic context of public education. At the same time, the effect of that policy on society extends beyond the generation receiving direct services under it, for it influences what that generation brings to the task of educating its children.

The current study explores the relationship between language policy and non-linguistic, non-educational issues in two case studies, both set in Hawaii. The first involves the loss of Hawaiian, the indigenous language, to English, an immigrant language during the ...


Investigating Literacy: Approaches, Tools, And Their Consequences For Inquiry, Gail Weinstein Apr 1984

Investigating Literacy: Approaches, Tools, And Their Consequences For Inquiry, Gail Weinstein

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.