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Teaching the History of the English Language

Colette Moore (editor) Chris C. Palmer (editor)

ISBN: 9781603293839

Publication Date: Mar 2019

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Guides instructors in choosing among many possibilities to design an history of the English language (HEL) course to match their own interests and institutions. The essays consider what subjects to include, how to organise the course, and what textbook to assign. They offer historical approaches and those that are not structured by chronology.
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The study of the history of the English language (HEL) encompasses a broad sweep of time and space, reaching back to the fifth century and around the globe. Further, the language has always varied from place to place and continues to evolve today. Instructors face the challenge of fitting this vast subject into one semester of study and the challenge of engaging students with unfamiliar material and techniques. This volume guides instructors in choosing among many possibilities to design an HEL course to match their own interests and institutions.

The essays consider what subjects of HEL to include, how to organize the course, and what textbook to assign. They offer historical approaches and those that are not structured by chronology. Sample assignments provide opportunities for students to conduct original research, work with archives and digital resources, and investigate language in their communities. The essays also help them question notions of linguistic correctness.

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I am thoroughly impressed by this collection. Although I have taught the history of the English language for many years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, I found many things in the volume that I plan to adopt in future classes." - Peter J. Grund, University of Kansas
Pages 493
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2019
Publisher Modern Language Association
Series Options for Teaching
Series Part 46
Subject/s Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)   Teaching skills & techniques   Teaching of a specific subject   Language: history & general works  

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