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Routledge ESL/bilingualism titles: free to view

Routledge ESL/bilingualism titles: free to view | TELT | Scoop.it

Digitised versions of older titles (Spolsky, LoCastro, Lemberger, James Gee)

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Free for the month of June - NOW they tell us :-/

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Etymological fallacy: Humble Pie

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Russell Mayne: "the only language constant is language change"

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The position of the minority curmudgeon tenaciously clinging to historical meanings while the rest of the world accepts new usage remind me of a gardner in our village, who claimed his neighbour always did everything wrong in tending her vegetables but consistently produced better crops than he did :-)

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Applied linguistics bibliographies: Leaky Grammar

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(BALD) Richard Watson Todd’s “Big Applied Linguistics Database”

VARGA (Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Archive: A searchable bibliography of research on second language vocabulary acquisition research)

Second Language Acquisition references organized by topic (from Dr. Vivian Cook’s website)

SLABIB: Second Language Acquisition Bibliography (Huge list of references to past SLA and applied linguistic research: Word doc available upon request from Dr. Vivian Cook)

An Annotated Bibliography of Second Language Acquisition in Adult English Language Learners

Second Language Acquisition Bibliography from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (focus is on language transfer is SLA)

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (University of Minnesota)

SLA Bibliography organized by topic up to 2003 (Lancaster University)

Applied Psycholinguistics and SLA:(references from Dr. Theres Grüter’s graduate course syllabus)

An Essential Bibliography for English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Contrastive Linguistics Bibliography (Contragram: Contrastive Grammar research group, University of Gent, Belgium)

Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis/Studies (Compiled by Dr. Costas Gabrielatos)

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Nice set of links to links ...

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Micrela - Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages

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Via Yann Leroux, DAvid Cordina
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Online "game" for linguistics research.

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Hear some languages related to your own, rate them as "beautiful" or "ugly" and try a gap-fill test of a language you don't speak.

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English phonetics & phonology: Forel & Puskas, updated 2005

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGYReader for First Year English Linguistics Claire-A.

Via Manos Koutsoukos
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60 page introduction to phonetics and phonology, including exercises.  For students of linguistics rather than EFL learners.

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Mapping Applied Linguistics - Free resources

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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics.

 

Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners alike. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the subject area, the book provides in-depth coverage of:

language teaching and education, literacy and language disorderslanguage variation and world Englisheslanguage policy and planninglexicography and forensic linguisticsmultilingualism and translation.

Including real data and international examples, the book features further reading and exercises in each chapter, fieldwork suggestions and a full glossary of key terms. 

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That's the book blurb, but it's the companion website I'm flagging.  Links, references, activities, community, and a PDF of the introduction

http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/hall/downloads/chSample.pdf with a debunking of all those language-related myths people need to get past in order to learn and teach languages effectively.

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Malapropisms: the Pineapple of Linguistic Errors - Slate Magazine

Malapropisms: the Pineapple of Linguistic Errors - Slate Magazine | TELT | Scoop.it

“Ever since Richard Brinsley Sheridan created the chronically misspeaking character of Mrs. Malaprop in his 18th-century romantic comedy The Rivals, we’ve had a convenient word with which to point out other people’s linguistic inferiority. But is saying “epitaphs” when you really mean “epithets,” as Mrs. Malaprop did, really a sign of ignorance? In fact, there’s much more to malapropisms than you might think. Listen as Bob Garfield and I [Mike Vuolo] discuss what a common speech error reveals about the way that our mental lexicon—that is, the dictionary in our head—is likely organized.”

 

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Lexicon Valley podcast with discussion between Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield using David Fay and Anne Cutler's 1977 article for scientific background.

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:68653:10/component/escidoc:506938/Cutler_1977_Malapropisms+and+the.pdf

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British Association of Applied Linguistics: Conference proceedings 2010

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Download a PDF of the proceedings of the BAAL conference (Aberdeen 2010).

 

A very wide variety of papers on topics ranging from discourse analysis and world Englishes to Twitter for language learning, corpus linguistics and teacher education.

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Phonetic vs phonemic inventories

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In my first year "Sounds of Language" class, one of the things we do is look at phonetic vs phonemic inventories.
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Nice clear explanation with example

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Codeswitching among ELF couples: Pietikäinen

Codeswitching among ELF couples: Pietikäinen | TELT | Scoop.it

by Kaisa PietikäinenYou know those moments when you’re speaking English (as a lingua franca, or ELF), and all of a sudden your mind goes blank? You know the word you’re looking for, but you just ca...

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Accessible discussion of findings with links to original articles.

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Flip Flop: Geoff Jordan on starting to study applied linguistics

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Feeling a bit confused? It’s behind you, just out of view like a bee behind your neck. It’s intellectual curiosity and it’s buzzing in your ear. Wherever you go, you’re thinking about unusual stuff.
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Nice account of ups and downs of intellectual pursuits with respect to the theories behind second language teaching.

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The Great Language Game

Challenge yourself to identify some eighty languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.
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This would work in an introduction to linguistic course, or for raising language awareness and tackle learning strategies

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Discourse Pragmatics in Spanish L2 - Félix- Brasdefer, Indiana University

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Resources in Pragmatics and Spanish Linguistics
Conversando en Español Lengua y Cultura

With useful information and pedagogical materials for teaching and learning pragmatics and general linguistics, for

language instructorsstudentsresearchers
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I can't speak to the Spanish side of the equation, but this looks like a great resource on pragmatics for English-speaking learners of Spanish, including some theoretical background, references, authentic resources, and teaching materials.

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English Language and Linguistics

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Below you will find access to three key papers from the latest issue of English Language and Linguistics available for you to access free of charge until the 15th January 2013.
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Three articles to download before they turn back into pumpkins:

 

Preposition copying and pruning in present-day English
 (Andrew Radford, Claudia Felser and Oliver Boxell); 

 Prosodically conditioned morphological change: preservation vs loss in Early English prefixes
 (Benjamin J. Molineaux);

Ne + infinitive constructions in Old English
 (Linda Van Bergen).

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The Idea of Universality in Linguistics and Human Rights | MIT video

The Idea of Universality in Linguistics and Human Rights | MIT video | TELT | Scoop.it

"Chomsky leads us through a history of language theory, concluding with the revolutionary model he championed: a universal grammar underpinning all languages that corresponds to an innate capacity of the human brain […] But he brandishes examples of how 'our moral and intellectual culture '.forcefully rejects universal moral judgments' -- such as continued U.S. refusal to approve anti-torture conventions.

In contrast, Elizabeth Spelke forcefully links 'universals in human nature to some of the developments in bringing about a greater balance in human rights.' Thirty years of cognitive and cross cultural research show that humans universally structure their world in terms of objects, have a universal capacity to represent numbers, and to represent other people as 'intentional, goal-directed agents whose freely chosen actions are subject to moral evaluation.'"

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Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition

Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition | TELT | Scoop.it

"Language, language and linguistic news...."

 

Short science reports in relation to language acquisition, links to TED talks, nicely organised and set out.  A painless way to get some more background on how languages are learned.

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