Before you ask why a professional communicator needs an encyclopedia on linguistics (at nearly 500 pages, How Language Works
is lengthy but not overwhelmingly so), think about it this way: The stronger your grasp on all facets of language, the stronger a communicator you'll be.
His practice provides a way to consider how language works
or doesn't work, "means" or doesn't "mean," and in the process becomes a consideration and theatricalization of how art itself works and means or doesn't.
We need to have students who understand how language works
She writes for teachers, teachers in training, and faculty developers who do not have a background in linguistics but want to understand more clearly how language works
. Distributed in the US by National Book Network.
Ahearn (anthropology, Rutgers U.) introduces the branch of anthropology that studies language as it is used in real-life social contexts to graduate and undergraduate students of anthropology and related fields, but also to linguists who would like a different perspective, and even general readers curious about how language works
in daily life.
Yet such content and pedagogies are far removed from the overarching goal of grammar: to understand how language works
and why it works the way that it does.
"Teaching how language works
is the basis for good grammar instruction," says Kyoko Sato, NCTE president.
How Language Works
: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, And Languages Live Or Die by expert linguist David Crystal is a comprehensive guide written for lay readers and linguistic scholars alike to how language develops and evolves, both in individuals and in societies.
According to the paper, while the author/educator is an advocate of using good essays, stories, and poems as measures of how language works
in discourse, he does not always think the average undergraduate will see his/her voice in Hemingway's words.
The second half of the plan offer suggestions for creating a culture of literacy through story, unlocking the secrets of how language works
, and using the physical environment to immerse students in literacy.