Jan 29, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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LYST 208 - Language, Culture and Identity: Literacy Issues for Teachers and Children


Semester Hours: 3
Spring, Summer
This course focuses on how people use language and learn language in the communities where we live and teach. Sociolinguistic perspectives on language variation among diverse populations are examined to expose common myths and to understand the language experiences of students from multilingual and multidialectical urban settings. Course topics include language systems (phonological, orthographic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic), language variation, language learning/language acquisition, and discourse in and outside of classrooms. Attention is given to the construction of pedagogies that promote access to language and literacy in schools. A 10-hour field experience is required.

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May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.





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