Rather than narrowly dividing language between correct and incorrect, this book promotes a respect for the power and usefulness of language in all its forms.
Author: Craig Hancock
Rather than narrowly dividing language between correct and incorrect, this book promotes a respect for the power and usefulness of language in all its forms. It draws from a number of linguistic grammars, traditional grammar, and contemporary composition theory, yet achieves a unified synthesis by seeing each of these as ways to understand the language itself and its natural, inherent, meaning-making grammatical system. The book draws heavily on real world writing, including authors like Annie Dillard, Richard Rodriguez, John McPhee, Alice Walker, Tim O'Brien, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cornel West. Though the book is primarily a linguistically based exploration, the final two chapters move into the practical world of real world application in writing (including punctuation) and reading (grammatical analysis.) It does not stop at the isolated sentence, but considers ways in which grammar works in longer passages and in harmony with rhetorical purposes. Its direct focus is on developing an understanding of language and not on directly changing language behavior. It should be of great interest to writing teachers or grammar teachers looking for alternatives to narrow prescriptive approaches or the disinterested descriptions of much contemporary linguistics.
His research interests include the efficacy of grammar teaching, teacher
professionalism, constructions of English as a subject (in ... His book Meaning
Centered Grammar (Equinox, 2005) has been called 'an excellent introduction to
Author: Roger Beard
Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.
Finding Meaning and Hope in the Face of Suffering William S. Breitbart ...
Therapist: he would submit his manuscripts to the editor and he would get all
kinds of complaints about his grammar and his punctuation, particularly his
Author: William S. Breitbart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Meaning-Centered-Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting provides a theoretical context for Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), a non-pharmalogic intervention which has been shown to enhance meaning and spiritual well-being, increase hope, improve quality of life, and significantly decrease depression, anxiety, desire for hastened death, and symptom burden distress in the cancer setting. Based on the work of Viktor Frankl and his concept of logotherapy, MCP is an innovative intervention for clinicians practicing in fields of Psycho-oncology, Palliative Care, bereavement, and cancer survivorship. This volume supplements two treatment manuals, Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer and Individual Meaning -Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer by Dr. Breitbart, which offer a step-wise outline to conducting a specific set of therapy sessions. In addition to providing a theoretical background on the MCP techniques provided in the treatment manuals, this volume contains chapters on adapting MCP for different cancer-related populations and for different purposes and clinical problems including: interventions for cancer survivors, caregivers of cancer patients, adolescents and young adults with cancer, as a bereavement intervention, and cultural and linguistic applications in languages such as Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Elley, W., Barham, I., Lamb, H. and Wyllie, M. (1979) The Role of Grammar in a
Secondary School Curriculum, Wellington: New Zealand Council for ... Hancock,
C. (2005) Meaning-Centered Grammar: An Introductory Text, London: Equinox.
Author: Marcello Giovanelli
Teaching Grammar, Structure and Meaning introduces teachers to some basic ideas from the increasingly popular field of cognitive linguistics as a way of explaining and teaching key grammatical concepts. Particularly suitable for those teaching post-16 English Language, this book offers a methodology for teaching key aspects of linguistic form and an extensive set of learning activities. Written by an experienced linguist and teacher, this book contains: · an evaluation of current approaches to the teaching of grammar and linguistic form · a revised pedagogy based on principles from cognitive science and cognitive linguistics · a comprehensive set of activities and resources to support the teaching of key linguistic topics and text types · a detailed set of suggestions for further reading and a guide to available resources Arguing for the use of drama, role play, gesture, energy dynamics, and visual and spatial representations as ways of enabling students to understand grammatical features, this book explores and analyses language use in a range of text types, genres and contexts. This innovative approach to teaching aspects of grammar is aimed at English teachers, student teachers and teacher trainers.
Of the two broad types of meaning-centered instruction, I will consider only the
implicit grammar instruction that focuses on particular forms, which can be
achieved through text enhancement and through task-based teaching. In both
cases the ...
Author: MaryAnn Christison
An important contribution to the emerging body of research-based knowledge about English grammar, this volume presents empirical studies along with syntheses and overviews of previous and ongoing work on the teaching and learning of grammar for learners of English as a second/foreign language. It explores a variety of approaches, including form-focused instruction, content and language integration, corpus-based lexicogrammatical approaches, and social perspectives on grammar instruction. Nine chapter authors are Priority Research Grant or Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), and four overview chapters are written by well-known experts in English language education. Each research chapter addresses issues that motivated the research, the context of the research, data collection and analysis, findings and discussion, and implications for practice, policy, and future research. The TIRF-sponsored research was made possible by a generous gift from Betty Azar. This book honors her contributions to the field and recognizes her generosity in collaborating with TIRF to support research on English grammar. Teaching and Learning English Grammar is the second volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English Series, co-published by Routledge and TIRF.
Oxford University Press. Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar says that “if a
word [ending] in —ing derived from a verb can inflect for plural and lacks verbal
force, it is normally considered to be a noun and excluded from the class of
gerund,” it ...
Author: Olga Kovbasyuk
In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom. This edited collection is a valuable resource for higher education faculty and scholars interested in renewing the deep purposes of higher education.
In Meaning - Centered Grammar , Craig Hancock describes a scenario in which a
student is assigned a 1 , 500 - word paper to write and is under the impression
that repetition is a bad thing . Imagine that student ' s befuddlement , not having ...
Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
The author presents an approach to grammar instruction that goes beyond "skill and drill" and fixing surface errors to teaching how grammar can be used as the building blocks of sentences to create meaning.
... Diana Slade Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis : A Multimodal Toolkit
and Coursebook with Associated On - line Course by Anthony Baldry and Paul J .
Thibault Meaning - Centered Grammar : An Introductory Text by Craig Hancock ...
Author: Robin P. Fawcett
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
"This short book is intended for two groups of readers, and so is two books in one. First, it is a genuinely introductory introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) for the 21st century. Drawing on recent research, it focusses on the structure of the clause in English, bringing out clearly the 'multifunctional' nature of language, and the way in which structures are the result of 'choices between meanings'. It is both an 'extension' of Halliday's SFG (as in his Introduction to Functional Grammar),e.g. in describing elements of growing importance in the grammar of English, and a 'simplification' of it, e.g. in showing how the various 'strands of meaning' in a clause come to be expressed in a single structure."--BOOK JACKET.
A Meaning-centered Perspective Michael R. Sampson, Roach Van Allen, Mary
Beth Sampson. CHAPTER OUTLINE Conventions of Communication Refining
Grammar Three Types of Grammar Teaching Grammar Guidelines Grammar ...
Author: Michael R. Sampson
Publisher: Harcourt School
Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.
... Casual Conversation Suzanne Eggins and Diana Slade Multimodal
Transcription and Text Analysis : A Multimodal Toolkit and Coursebook with
Associated On - line Course Anthony Baldry and Paul J. Thibault Meaning -
Centered Grammar ...
Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
"The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics examines ancient, medieval, post-renaissance and modern conceptions of linguistics (i.e. the study of language and languages). It identifies a classical tradition extending from Ancient Greece to the twenty-first century which has spread from Europe to the other four inhabited continents. It is a story of successive stages of language study, each building upon, or reacting against, the preceding period."--BOOK JACKET.
Meaning - centered drills , in which children encounter a well - formed sentence
and must choose among several plausible interpretations , are more compatible
with the task of reading comprehension . Surface - grammar drills resemble ...
Author: Leo D. Geoffrion
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Emphasizes Relationship of Sample Programs to Skills Being Taught. Provides Guidelines for Software Evaluation & Understanding Potentials & Limitations of Various Computers
... Cardiff University Already published : Analysing Casual Conversation by
Suzanne Eggins and Diana Slade Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis by
Anthony Baldry and Paul J. Thibault Meaning - Centered Grammar : an
Author: Jonathan Fine
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
The volume deals in turn with the major categories of syndromes in psychiatry which have language as an important characterizing feature.
In the past twenty years , there has been a paradigm shift away from grammar -
based and behavioral approaches ( both of which are form - centered in
orientation ) toward meaning - centered approaches to English as a Second
Author: Elsa Auerbach
Publisher: Delta Systems Company Incorporated
Raises issues about teaching and curriculum development and invites readers to share their experiences, make their assumptions about literacy explicit and work together to investigate instructional methods. The book describes how adult ESL literacy teachers and students can collaborate so that a literacy curriculum is relevant to students life experiences and helps them confront the challenges they face as workers, parents, and community members.
Author: Modern Humanities Research Association
Includes both books and articles.