See the Sea - Nautical Language The historical significance of the sea is easy to see when one looks at our language. Many words and expressions originate from our relationship with the sea. Western civilization has its roots in the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. From the earliest Phoenician and Greek cultures, over two thousand years ago, the Mediterranean Sea was not only essential for survival, providing food, but also in maintaining economic and social ties between the people living around the sea. The language used from these early times became permeated with nautical terms. Below we have assembled a list of some of the more common words and phrases that relate to our connection to the sea:
Articles: Making and Writing Words As in Making Words, MWW begins with the identification of vowels and consonants to be used in the lesson. Students each write these letters at the top of their MWW sheets. In the empty boxes underneath, students will write words made from the letter set. The teacher instructs the students to write the following letters in the appropriate boxes on their individual MWW sheets: the vowels a, a, i, and o; and the consonants c, n, t, and v. The teacher then either pronounces or gives clues to words, beginning with a few having only two or three letters and moving on to longer words: "In box number 1 write a two-letter word that means the opposite of out. "Now, in boxes 3, 4, and 5 please write three words that belong to the an word family. This sheet would now be partially completed: Making and Writing Words The teacher continues with the class through other three-letter words such as not and cot for boxes 6 and 7 and oat for box 8. "Great job, class. Back to contents References
5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. “All of this information is obligatory. This got Chen wondering: Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? While “futured languages,” like English, distinguish between the past, present and future, “futureless languages” like Chinese use the same phrasing to describe the events of yesterday, today and tomorrow. But that’s only the beginning. Navigation and Pormpuraawans In Pormpuraaw, an Australian Aboriginal community, you wouldn’t refer to an object as on your “left” or “right,” but rather as “northeast” or “southwest,” writes Stanford psychology professor Lera Boroditsky (an expert in linguistic-cultural connections) in the Wall Street Journal. Featured illustration via iStock.
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About - The Rosetta Project The Rosetta Project is The Long Now Foundation's first exploration into very long-term archiving. It serves as a means to focus attention on the problem of digital obsolescence, and ways we might address that problem through creative archival storage methods. Our first prototype of a very long-term archive is The Rosetta Disk - a three inch diameter nickel disk with nearly 14,000 pages of information microscopically etched onto its surface. What kind of information should go into a very long term archive? The Long Now Foundation chose to begin by creating a key, a kind of "decoder ring" for any information we might leave behind in written form - in any language. The idea to collect parallel texts was inspired by the original Rosetta Stone, which had the same basic text (a decree) inscribed in three different scripts. Since that beginning, The Rosetta Project collection has grown to over 100,000 pages of documents, as well as language recordings, for over 2,500 languages.
Word Study | AEA 267 English Language Arts Learn What Works According to Bear and colleagues (2007), the purpose of word study is "to examine words in order to reveal consistencies within our written language system and to help students master the recognition, spelling, and meaning of specific words". Word study identifies the unique characteristics of the English language while looking for meaningful patterns and connections to support students' understandings of words. During word study, students are actively involved in manipulating letters, sounds, and words during classroom activities such as shared writing, shared reading, word gathering, and poetry study. Word study activities take place in a variety of settings. Name Charts A chart of all of the students' names in alphabetical order can be used at the beginning of the year. Word Families: Teaching Onsets and Rimes After initial letters and sounds are introduced, students' attention can be directed to how to construct the remainder of the word. Letter and Word Sorts Word Walls
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Second Language Acquisition Theories Over the past three decades a number of different theories of second language acquisition have been formed in an effort to provide explanations as to how language learning takes place, to identify the variables responsible for second language acquisition and to offer guidance to second language teachers. Each theory accounts for language acquisition from a different perspective so some criteria are needed in order to classify and evaluate each theory. Theories of second language acquisition can be classified according to different criteria. Unlike the deductive approach, the inductive approach does not begin with axioms. With regard to the content, theories are distinguished into ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ theories. McLaughlin (1987) discusses two of the most basic criteria for evaluating a theory: its ‘definitional adequacy’ and its ‘explanatory power’. The term ‘definitional adequacy’ refers to the concepts of a theory and their correspondence to some external reality. The Monitor Model
What Mimicking One's Language Style May Mean About the Relationship Oct. 4, 2010 AUSTIN, Texas — People match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. "When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a matter of seconds," says James Pennebaker, psychology professor and co-author of the study. This tendency is called language style matching or LSM. "Because style matching is automatic," says Ireland, a psychology graduate student, "it serves as an unobtrusive window into people's close relationships with others." Ireland and Pennebaker tracked the language used by almost 2,000 college students as they responded to class assignments written in very different language styles. The researchers extended their work by analyzing the written language of famous authors. The style-matching approach proved to be a powerful bellwether of marriages as well.