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Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1992 : Language, Communication, and Social Meaning - James E. Alatis

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1992

Language, Communication, and Social Meaning

By: James E. Alatis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780878401277
Number Of Pages: 507
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

Welcoming remarksp. 1
Presentation of the Dean's Medal to Kenneth L. Pikep. 4
M.A.K. Halliday: An introductionp. 6
The act of meaningp. 7
Dell Hymes: An introductionp. 22
Inequality in language: Taking for grantedp. 23
Language transfer and levels of meaning potential in Malaysian Englishp. 41
Meaning, means, and maintenancep. 56
Contested conventions in writing about the lawp. 66
Register or relevance?: Seventh graders write arguments for a mock trialp. 70
Contexts for meaningp. 79
Language, communication, social meaning, and social change: The challenge for teachersp. 104
Social meaning in language curriculum, of language curriculum, and through language curriculump. 117
How to ask: Question formation in written representations of spoken Frenchp. 135
Content language learning: Symbiosis in the academep. 147
A nonhierarchical relationship between grammar and communication Part I: Theoretical and methodological considerationsp. 158
A nonhierarchical relationship between grammar and communication Part II: Insights from discourse analysisp. 166
Proficiency and accuracy: Enemies or allies?p. 174
Internationalization of the university: Where are the foreign languages?p. 179
English in Europe: Language pragmatics or language policyp. 199
French immersion graduates at university and beyond: What difference has it made?p. 208
EAP oral communication curriculum: Spoken discourse, meaning, and communicative 'pronunciation'p. 241
Teaching language and culture: A view from the schoolsp. 259
Principles and parameters in language and societyp. 275
Ethnolinguistic democracy: Varieties, degrees, and limitsp. 286
A brief update on my interest in relating language to philosophyp. 298
Communication, community,and the problem of appropriate usep. 305
Discourse community and the evaluation of written textp. 316
Second culture acquisition: A tentative step in determining hierarchiesp. 324
Information flow in written advertisingp. 336
When and how old age is relevant in discourse of the elderly: A case study of Georgia O'Keeffep. 353
Social meaning and creativity in Indian English speech actsp. 378
Formulaic opposition markers in Chinese conflict talkp. 388
Sociocultural parameters of intelligibilityp. 403
Some new evidence for an old hypothesisp. 413
Social meanings for how we teachp. 428
Communication with second language learners: What does it reveal about the social and linguistic processes of second language learning?p. 435
The dialogic emergence of culture in the language classroomp. 465
Metaphorical competence in second language acquisition and second language teaching: The neglected dimensionp. 489
Perspectives on communicative language teaching: Syllabus design and methodologyp. 501
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ISBN: 9780878401277
ISBN-10: 087840127X
Series: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 507
Published: 1st November 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 16.87  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.85

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