Materials Relating to Language Study
updated 7/6/18 NEW ITEMS!
Analyzing Controversy - a practical manual
Beyond the Textbook. -- Will politics save it from extinction?
The Case for Case -- "me" is not a substandard word.
Cloning Student Voice -- But there are always competing voices.
Common Errors in Logic and Rhetoric -- common but widely unappreciated.
Conceptual or Empirical? -- On what basis do we judge possible truth: definition or research?
Constructive Criticism. What is it? -- Well done, it helps.
Controversy Worksheet --problems of understanding, authority, and value.
Counterexamples, Using -- How to construct them.
Cultural Domination and the Teaching of ESOL -- How is the ESOL curriculum different from English Language Arts?
Delegitimating Interests:-- confusing fact and valuation
Detecting Fallacies -- examining crucial assumptions
Developing Interrogatories -- consistency in questioning
Diagramming Concepts --Reasoning with Venn diagraams
Evaluating Proposed Program Expansion. -- Is the subject worth studying? To what degree?
Hidden Logic. An introduction to the analysis of informal argument -- theory and practice pages.
The Indeterminacy of Consensus -- language is, at some level, always ambiguous or vague.
parallel structures of thought.
Justice vs Expedience. Case analysis -- group activity
Korean for Analysis -- another language acquisition exercise
Language Acquisition Exercise . Simple Korean phrases for analysis by contrast and comparison -- worksheet
Language Ideology in Schooling Practice -- Kids know quite a bit about about language and how it can be misused.
A Method for Generating Critical & Criterial Questions -- worksheet -- a critical rhetorical distinction
Mechanisms for Policy Reversal -- transforming the language of approval into that of gainsaying.The Mind's Eye -- How Many Words is a Picture Worth?
Model Cases for Analysis -- class definition by contrast and comparison.
Models of Reasoning -- embellishments on Toulmin's structure of argument model
Needs Assessment. -- A critical ambiguity with the word, "needs"
Operationalization -- theory & practice sheet -- Converting informal description to measureable variables.
The Plagiarism Book -- How (Not) to do it. The blade cuts both ways.
Policy Slogan Analysis -- What is meant by "teacher accountability."
PSEUDO-SOLUTIONS/ Three Disciplinary Slogans -- "enchanted" language mimics feasibility
Reconstructing Assumptions -- exercise in argument building
Slogans: --- the function of slogans. What impediments do they create?
Slogan Analysis Exercises: identify motivational intent & possible resulting obfuscation
Slogans BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Transformational Exercises in English -- Deducing grammar.
Using Counterexamples -- How to construct them.
What's the Connection? -- exercises in uncovering assumptions
What is a synopsis? -- How to do one.