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Center for Applied Linguistics

Works: 906 works in 1,499 publications in 1 language and 23,113 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Educational films  Documentary films  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Author
Classifications: P41, 372.40917496
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Teaching Black Children to Read by Joan C Baratz-Snowden( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language spread : studies in diffusion and social change by Robert L Cooper( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appalachian speech by Walt Wolfram( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This description of Appalachian speech, derived from one part of the final report of a research project on Appalachian Dialects, is intended as a reference work for educators, particularly reading specialists, English teachers, language arts specialists, and speech pathologists. Chapters deal with the following main topics: (1) a sociolinguistic framework for the study of Appalachian English; (2) phonological aspects of Appalachian speech; (3) grammatical features of Appalachian speech; and (4) educational implications of dialect diversity, with particular reference to language attitudes, testing, language arts, and reading. Appendices contain interview questionnaires, a sample informant interview, and a complete list of informants. (Am)
The linguists( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The film] joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. In Siberia, India and Bolivia, David and Greg's resolve is tested by the very forces stifling languages: institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest. The scientists must overcome their own fears and preconceived notions to draw speakers from decades of silence. Their journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake"--Container
Second language acquisition & foreign language teaching by Rosario C Gingras( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents two papers synthesizing current research in second-language acquisition and reactions to these papers from the point of view of researchers in foreign language learning. The introduction by Rosario Gingras provides an overview of the research in second-language acquisition as it applies to foreign language teaching. A distinction between "second language" and "foreign language" is proposed: in a second-language context, the target language is spoken by the community outside the classroom; in a foreign language context, the target language is generally limited to classroom study. The following papers appear in the collection: (1) "The Monitor Model for Second-Language Acquisition," by S. Krashen; (2) "The Acculturation Model for Second-Language Acquisition," J.H. Schumann; (3) "The Monitor Model and Monitoring in Foreign Language Speech Communication," by K. Sajavaara; (4) "Implications of Research on Adult Second-Language Acquisition for Teaching Foreign Languages to Children," by M. Saville-Troike; (5) "Implications of Current Research on Second-Language Acquisition for the Teaching of Foreign Languages in the United States," by A. Valdman; and (6) "Second-Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching," by R. Gingras. A comprehensive bibliography concludes the volume. (Amh)
Information in the language sciences by Robert R Freeman( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standards and dialects in English by Timothy Shopen( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on linguistic variation in English that distinguishes communities and social groups from one another includes: "Standard English: Biography of a Symbol" (Shirley Brice Heath); "The Rise of Standard English" (Margaret Shaklee); "English Orthography" (Wayne O'Neil); "How Pablo Says 'Love' and 'Stove'" and "An Afterword: How English Speakers Say 'Finger' and 'Sing'" (Timothy Shopen); "Creative Spelling by Young Children" (Charles Read); "Selections from Bengt Loman's 'Conversations in a Negro American Dialect'" (Timothy Shopen); "The Speech of the New York City Upper Class" (Geoffrey Nunberg); and "On the Application of Sociolinguistic Information: Test Evaluation and Dialect Differences in Appalachia" (Walt Wolfram, Donna Christian) and "An Afterword: The Accidents of History" (Joseph M. Williams). (Mse)
Themes in linguistics: the 1970's by Eric P Hamp( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilingual education : current perspectives( Book )

in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations in a Negro American dialect by Bengt Loman( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The data presented in this book were gathered as part of a project to analyze the non-standard dialect of english spoken by negro children in washington, D.C. the ultimate aim of the project is to produce the basic linguistic information essential to programs for teaching standard english to these children. The tape recordings used in this study are available from the center for applied linguistics and are free, spontaneous conversations recorded in a special "sound studio" installed in a low-income neighborhood of washington. The passages selected from the recordings for transcription are conversations between members of a family group and neighborhood children. A modified standard orthography was used for the transcription with prosodic aspects transcribed in a modified trager-smith system. The language data contained in these texts will serve as the basis for further linguistic and anthropological studies. Copies of this book are also available for $4.00 from the center for applied linguistics, 1717 massachusetts avenue, N.W., washington, D.C., 20036. (jd)
Language surveys in developing nations : papers and reports on sociolinguistic surveys by Sirirpi, Ed Ohannessian( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a selection of papers prepared for a conference on sociolinguistically oriented language surveys organized by the Center for Applied Linguistics and held in New York in September 1971. The purpose of the conference was to review the role and function of such language surveys in the light of surveys conducted in recent years. The selection is intended to give a general picture of such surveys to the layman and to reflect the aims of the conference. The papers deal with scope, problems, uses, organization, and techniques of surveys, and descriptions of particular surveys, and are mostly related to the Eastern Africa Survey. The authors of these selections are: Charles A. Ferguson, Ashok R. Kelkar, J. Donald Bowen, Edgar C. Polome, Sirarpi Ohannessian, Gilbert Ansre, Probodh B. Pandit, William D. Reyburn, Bonifacio P. Sibayan, Clifford H. Prator, Mervyn C. Alleyne, M. L. Bender, R. L. Cooper and Joshua A. Fishman. (Author/AM)
Developing reading and writing in second-language learners : lessons from the report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth by Timothy Shanahan( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a shorter version of "Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners", reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. This book concisely summarizes what is known from empirical research about the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth, including development, environment, instruction, and assessment. This more accessible version of the full report is intended for teachers, administrators, and researchers and for use in a wide range of teacher preparation courses and in inservice/ staff development programs that deal with educating English language learners
Style and variables in English by Timothy Shopen( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles on the kinds of variation in English that one finds within the language of one group or one person includes: "The English Language as Rule-Governed Behavior" (Timothy Shopen); "The English Language as Use-Governed Behavior" (Joseph M. Williams); "Styles" (Ann D. Zwicky); "The Organization of Discourse" (Charlotte Linde); "Literary Style: The Personal Voice" (Joseph M. Williams); "a Researcher's Guide to the Sociolinguistic Variable (ing)" (Benji Wald, Timothy Shopen); and "English in Los Angeles: Searching for a Speech Community" (Benji Wald). (Mse)
Teaching writing in the foreign language curriculum by Claire Gaudiani( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of contrastive linguistics by John H Hammer( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 484-item bibliography is a revised and expanded version of William W. Gage's "Contrastive Studies in Linguistics: a Bibliographical Checklist" (cal, 1961). Following a general section, the entries are arranged alphabetically by foreign language. The language headings are: Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bantu, Batak, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano/Visayan, Chamorro, Chinese, Chuvash, Creole, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Ewe (Gaand), Fante, Finnish, French, Frisian, Garo, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilocano, India (general), Indonesian (Bahasa), Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Oriya, Pampango, Pangasinan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slavic (general), Slovak, Slovene, Sotho, Spanish, Sugbuhanon, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Trukese, Turkish, Twi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Yoruba, and Zulu. Each entry is given in full only once, under the foreign language that stands first in the title or is cited first in the test, with cross-reference to it under the other language or languages involved in the contrast. Eight titles that came to the attention of the editors while the book was in press appear as addenda. All Cyrillic entries are given in transliteration. An alphabetical author index concludes the bibliography. (Author/RM)
Study of the role of second languages in Asia, Africa, and Latin America by Frank A Rice( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this survey was to investigate the nature and extent of the problem of second language learning as a factor in national development in countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This document is based on the findings of the survey but includes some information not covered in the survey and represents essentially the reaction of half a dozen specialists to some of the problems dealt with in the survey. Essays included are: (1) "Background to Second Language Problems," Charles A. Ferguson; (2) "The Language Factor in National Development," Ferguson; (3) "An Outline of Linguistic Typology for Describing Multilingualism," William A. Stewart; (4) "Mexican and Guatemalan Bilingualism," A. Richard Diebold, Jr.; (5) "Creole Languages in the Caribbean," Stewart; (6)"Lingua Francas, With Special Reference to Africa," William J. Samarin; (7) "Language Situation in East Africa," Ruth E. Sutherlin; (8) "Language Problems in the Rural Development of North India," John J. Gumperz; (9) "Language Standardization," Punya Sloka Ray; and (10) "Sociocultural Change and Communication Problems," Janet Roberts. (Do)
Issues in evaluating reading( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse analysis and second language teaching by Claire J Kramsch( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the First Inter-American Conference on Bilingual Education by Rudolph C Troike( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conference papers presented here are grouped under the six topics around which the conference was organized. The section on program goals and models for bilingual education contains papers by Joshua Fishman, Salomon Nahmad, John C. Molina, Alberto Escobar, G. Kent Gooderham, and Dillon Platero. The section on teaching the second language contains papers by G. Richard Tucker and Alison d'Anglejan, Gloria Ruiz de Bravo Ahuja, Carmen Ana Perez, Bernardo Vallejo, and Wilga M. Rivers. The section on development of materials contains papers by Wayne Holm, Luis Modesto Hernandez, Ines Pozzi-Escot, Eduardo Hernandez-Chavez, and Xavier Albo and Nestor Hugo Quiroga. The section on personnel problems contains papers by Ruth Moya, George M. Blanco, Jon P. Dayley and Jo Froman, and Luz Valentinez Bernabe. The section on recent findings and future directions of research contains papers by Gary Parker, Jorge A. Suarez, Nancy Modiano, Gustavo Gonzalez, and Christina Bratt Paulston. (Rm)
Transformational generative grammar, a bibliography by William Orr Dingwall( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an attempt to compile, from public sources, as complete a bibliography as possible of works related to linguistics and having to do with transformational generative grammar. The arrangement is alphabetical by author and chronological by publication or delivery date of works of a given author. The majority of items are also indexed by topic. Topics include: anthropological linguistics, contrastive analysis, computational linguistics, diachronic linguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, and stylistics. Section one contains published works, section two unpublished conference papers. (Author/AM)
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Alternative Names
Arlington (Va.) Center for Applied Linguistics


C.A.L. (Center for Applied Linguistics)


CAL (Center for applied linguistics)

Center for Applied Linguistics of the Modern Language Association of America.

Center for Applied Linguistics (Washington)

Centro de lingüística aplicada Washington, D.C.

Centrum Językoznawstwa Stosowanego.

Modern language association of America, Center for applied linguistics

Washington, (D.C.) Center for Applied Linguistics



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