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How Has Colonialism Led to Multilingualism in Africa

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are...
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Writing About Literature and Linguistics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
An excellent presentation on styles of writing awaits your young writers. They are coached on all sorts of writing tasks; creating thesis statements, supporting those statements, word choice, and finding sources. Some terrific websites...
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Languages in Contact, Socio-spatial Diversity: Language Varieties

For Teachers Higher Ed
Spend some time considering the functions and types of language such as vernacular, standard, and pidgin. This lengthy presentation would benefit a college-level linguistics course with its accurate descriptions and plenty of examples....
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How Languages Evolve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do all languages have a common ancestor? Although no one yet knows the answer to that big question, the narrator of this short, animated video explains how linguists use migration patterns, geological features, and word clues to...
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Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4

For Students 6th - 12th
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Noise

For Students 7th - 12th
How are noise, nausea, and navel related? They all have the same Latin root! Naus, which once meant ship, went through several transformations to become noise as we know it today. Show your class just how this happened with the video and...
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Why Is There a "b" in Doubt?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and...
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Mysteries of the Vernacular: Bewilder

For Students 7th - 12th
Help your class build an understanding of how words evolve over time with a video on the origins of bewilder. The narrator goes all the way back to Old English to find the beginnings of the word and moves through the centuries,...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Earwig

For Students 7th - 12th
Sometimes a folk tale takes root and, even if it is not true, can determine the development of a word and its associated meanings. Take earwig, for example. An earwig has a false reputation for crawling into your brain, but the name...
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Exploring the Complexities of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An interview with Dr. Rosemary Beam de Azcona launches a study of the complexities of language and how meaning changes across languages and cultures. The investigation continues as class members view clips of the film, The Tailenders,...
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Sentence Combining

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners practice sentence combining at increasingly difficult levels throughout a week. They begin with nouns and verbs and build to contrasts, parallels, etc. 
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Who Invented English Anyway?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In these English lesson plans, students use video, the Internet and non-fiction essays to research the history of the English language. They write a short research paper and design a PowerPoint presentation showcasing their findings.
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about...
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Basic Linguistics: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Meta-cognition can transform learning. If your syllabus includes linguistics to enhance learners' comprehension and expression in English, here is an interactive online quiz to assess what they have learned. Titled "Basic Linguistics,"...
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Keep Your English Up to Date: Wannabe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Language is a fluid and ever-changing entity! Take a week to cover the changing English expressions and slang as related to the word "wannabe." Go through vocabulary, spelling, worksheets, and quizzes on the topics with your class.
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Language Dialects and the Film "Nell"

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students view the film "Nell" and analyze it for presentation of language pathologies and dialects. They consider the definition of dialect, research phonetic representation of dialects and observe their own communities for speech patterns.
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Creative Writing: Children's Building Blocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your class can participate in a writing program involving four building blocks. By exploring words, sentences, writing forms, and story organization, they improve their creative writing skills throughout this year-long unit. Early in the...
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For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Enhance your linguistics lecture with this presentation about spelling and the English alphabet. Noting some violations of the phonemic principle, as well as examining different influences on the modern English language and...
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Ambiguity and Puns

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Get a giggle from this presentation about puns and ambiguity. From ad campaigns to old jokes to pictures of animals made out of vegetables, the slides are amusing, informative, and bizarre. The presentation spends more time providing...
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Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language

For Teachers Higher Ed
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The...
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English as a Global Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
A discussion of English as a global language is presented in these slides, along with a history of the English language's influence on other cultures throughout the 20th century. The presentation also provides reasons why English makes a...
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Etymology Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Where do words and phrases come from and how did the original words develop into modern language? Have your pupils choose themes and from there select related words to research. Individuals must clearly describe the development of the...
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Mayan Hieroglyphics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What was Mayan life like and how do we know? Introduce your class to this ancient civilization through its written word. Mayan hieroglyphs tell the tale of the rise and fall of a great civilization. Appropriate for grades 6-9.
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Miniature

For Students 7th - 12th
Scribes once had to copy books by hand, and it was this process that birthed the word miniature. Watch as minium, or red lead used for pigment in ink, becomes miniature. The resource, part of a series of videos on vernacular, includes...