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Assessing English Language Learners - Margo Gottlieb; Else Hamayan (Foreword by)
Call Number: Q. 428.0076 G71a
Publication Date: 2006-01-06
This well-documented text examines the unique needs of English Language Learners and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content.(1/13)

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Grammar Matters - Jila Ghomeshi
Call Number: 306.44 G34g
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
Within linguistics the term prescriptivism is used to refer to the judgements that people make about language based on the idea that some forms and uses of language are correct and others incorrect. This book argues that prescriptivism is unfounded at its very core, and explores why it is, nevertheless, such a popular position. In doing so it addresses the politics of language: what prescriptivist positions about language use reveal about power, authority, and various social prejudices. (11/7/12)

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'Language Instinct' Debate - Geoffrey Sampson; Paul M. Postal (Foreword by)
Call Number: 401 Sa4l
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
The 'Language Instinct' Debate examines the various arguments for instinctive knowledge, and finds that each one rests on false premisses or embodies logical fallacies. The structures of language are shown to be purely cultural creations. (3/26/13)

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition - Susan M. Gass (Editor); Alison Mackey (Editor)
Call Number: Electronic Book ebrary
Publication Date: 2011-08-11
The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. (1/13)

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Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching - Diane Larsen-Freeman; Marti Anderson
Call Number: 428.0071 L32t 3 ed
Publication Date: 2011-05-12
This is an updated third edition of our popular introduction to language teaching methodology, which describes different methods and approaches in language teaching. It provides practical step-by-step guidance for new teachers, and introduces more experienced teachers to new approaches and teaching ideas. (1/13)

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What Language Is - John McWhorter
Call Number: 400 M25w
Publication Date: 2012-08-07
Most of our assumptions about language are wrong. Language is not pure. Language is not about words. Language is not divided into real languages and "dialects." Language is not what we write on a page. So what, then, is language? In this bold and bright book, John McWhorter asks us to do a simple thing: to look at language the way a linguist does. And once we make that leap, we see a whole new world of human communication, celebrating everything from ancient Persian to the Navajo language to the term "baby mama." (3/26/13)


Modern & Classical Language Resources

Oesterle Library has a number of resources available in modern and classical languages. To find modern and classical language resources choose articles, books or websites in the dropdown menu for the language you are studying.

Tips for Language Students

Below you will find tips to searching for modern and classical language resources at Oesterle Library.

  • Articles
    The advanced search feature of many library databases will allow you to limit your search to return results in a particular language. Many times you can also filter your results list to include only particular languages or non-English languages.
  • Myers Language Resource Center at North Central College
    The Language Resource Center exists to support students and faculty engaging in one of the most challenging and rewarding of human activities: learning and teaching another language.
  • Accents & Foreign Character Sets
    Tips from the Myers LRC on how to configure your computer to type and view accented characters.

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