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Georgetown University Round Table On Languages And Linguistics 1992

Georgetown University Round Table On Languages And Linguistics 1992

by James E. Alatis (Editor)


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This volume, based on the forty-third annual Georgetown University Round Table, covers a variety of topics ranging from the relationship of language and philosophy; through language policy; to discourse analysis.

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ISBN-13: 9780878401277
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1993
Series: Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics Series
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Welcoming remarks1
Presentation of the Dean's Medal to Kenneth L. Pike4
M.A.K. Halliday: An introduction6
The act of meaning7
Dell Hymes: An introduction22
Inequality in language: Taking for granted23
Language transfer and levels of meaning potential in Malaysian English41
Meaning, means, and maintenance56
Contested conventions in writing about the law66
Register or relevance?: Seventh graders write arguments for a mock trial70
Contexts for meaning79
Language, communication, social meaning, and social change: The challenge for teachers104
Social meaning in language curriculum, of language curriculum, and through language curriculum117
How to ask: Question formation in written representations of spoken French135
Content language learning: Symbiosis in the academe147
A nonhierarchical relationship between grammar and communication Part I: Theoretical and methodological considerations158
A nonhierarchical relationship between grammar and communication Part II: Insights from discourse analysis166
Proficiency and accuracy: Enemies or allies?174
Internationalization of the university: Where are the foreign languages?179
English in Europe: Language pragmatics or language policy199
French immersion graduates at university and beyond: What difference has it made?208
EAP oral communication curriculum: Spoken discourse, meaning, and communicative 'pronunciation'241
Teaching language and culture: A view from the schools259
Principles and parameters in language and society275
Ethnolinguistic democracy: Varieties, degrees, and limits286
A brief update on my interest in relating language to philosophy298
Communication, community,and the problem of appropriate use305
Discourse community and the evaluation of written text316
Second culture acquisition: A tentative step in determining hierarchies324
Information flow in written advertising336
When and how old age is relevant in discourse of the elderly: A case study of Georgia O'Keeffe353
Social meaning and creativity in Indian English speech acts378
Formulaic opposition markers in Chinese conflict talk388
Sociocultural parameters of intelligibility403
Some new evidence for an old hypothesis413
Social meanings for how we teach428
Communication with second language learners: What does it reveal about the social and linguistic processes of second language learning?435
The dialogic emergence of culture in the language classroom465
Metaphorical competence in second language acquisition and second language teaching: The neglected dimension489
Perspectives on communicative language teaching: Syllabus design and methodology501

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