Elemental Linguistics

The Essential Elements of Linguistics

Works Cited

Works Cited

Extras August 2, 2018

This list is a draft. We are still adding references.  Alegre, M. A., & Gordon, P. (1996). Red rats eater exposes recursion in children’s word formation. Cognition, 60(1), 65–82. Asher, J. J. (1969). The Total Physical Response Approach to Second Language Learning. The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 53, No.... Read more
The “RISE-&-GO” Principle
As we clarify our purposes for teaching, we can focus on the sciences of learning and linguistics. For the Purpose Principle, we can find purpose in three general ways (1) by creating a work or doing significant deeds; (2) by experiencing something or encountering people; and (3) by the attitude... Read more
Should We Follow the Direct Method?
How Much L1 Should Language Teachers Use in Class?  The “Direct Method” says, “Rule #1 is that we should always use the target language and never use the students’ first language (L1) in class.” Though the Direct Method is dated, some English teachers may feel obligated (or perhaps guilty)... Read more