Elemental Linguistics

The Essential Elements of Linguistics

With Elemental Linguistics, I present texts for two courses: English Teaching Methods and Topics in Linguistics.

 

The goal is to provide clear, practical, but also theory-driven content for my undergraduate students at Meiji Gakuen University.

 

This is also a pilot project for publishing this material in book form at a future date.

— Joseph Poulshock, PhD
— Professor of English Linguistics
— Faculty of Economics, Senshu University

 

Disclaimer: I have revised each chapter many times, but all content on this site is in a draft state — until further notice!

Algorithms for Communicative Activities
When language learners fail to communicate, their messages create problems. When they communicate successfully,...
1 – The Dictation Algorithm
The Dictation Algorithm (Meaningful Input & Output) Dictation is a simple activity, but it...
Elemental Lectures
Click on the links to download lectures. Spring Semester Lecture # – Lecture Title...
Works Cited

Works Cited

Extras Aug 2, 2018

This list is a draft. We are still adding references.  Alegre, M. A., &...
Algorithms for Communicative Activities
When language learners fail to communicate, their messages create problems. When they communicate successfully, their messages solve problems. As language teachers, we want to...
1 – The Dictation Algorithm
The Dictation Algorithm (Meaningful Input & Output) Dictation is a simple activity, but it is algorithmic because we can base dictation on meaningful themes,...
Elemental Lectures
Click on the links to download lectures. Spring Semester Lecture # – Lecture Title — Key Word Reading: Title and Link Lecture 0 –...
Works Cited

Works Cited

Extras Aug 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...