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[Download PDF file] Linguistics in middle school: Incorporating linguistics into project-based learning: Linguistic text analysis of To kill a mockingbird (assignment)

This assignment is discussed in §3.2 of the main article (pp. e311–e312). This exercise, which has students analyze relatively short excerpts from Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird, provided students the opportunity to conduct linguistic analysis and recognize systematic differences between dialects, relying on some of the concepts that had been discussed earlier in the year (e.g. parts of speech).

[Download PDF file] Linguistics in middle school: Incorporating linguistics into project-based learning: Linguistic text analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird

This is the solution to the linguistic text analysis of To kill a mockingbird described above.

[Download PDF file] Linguistics in middle school: Incorporating linguistics into project-based learning: Dialects and accents homework

This assignment is discussed in §3.2 of the main article (pp. e312–e314). Student understanding of the linguistic concepts in the unit on linguistic diversity was assessed by asking them to answer (in writing) a number of questions about the difference between accents and dialects and whether dialects were bad grammar.

[Download PDF file] Linguistics in middle school: Incorporating linguistics into project-based learning: 'Iipay Aa data analysis (assignment)

This assignment is discussed in §3.3 of the main article (pp. e320–e321). Students were introduced to linguistic diversity outside of English and how it related to the ‘The stars and stories project’ by means of a data set from 'Iipay Aa (a dialect of Kumeyaay), created specifically for this project and based on Couro and Langdon’s descriptive grammar (1975). This was an opportunity for students to do morphosyntactic analysis in the language of the people whose culture and language they were learning about.

[Download PDF file] Linguistics in middle school: Incorporating linguistics into project-based learning: 'Iipay Aa data analysis (solution)

This is the solution to the 'Iipay Aa data analysis assignment described above.

Nicoleta Bateman
California State University San Marcos

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ISSN
1535-0665
Print ISSN
0097-8507
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-25
Open Access
Yes
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