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Looking at Language and Context
Overarching Understanding Goals and Guiding Questions:
How does audience and purpose affect the structure and content of texts?
How is language and meaning shaped by culture and context?
How can works of literature be interpreted by different audiences?
Who is affected by the impact of language changes?
How does the author use technique to drive meaning?
How can I effectively convey my conclusions?
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Student Resources in Context This link opens in a new windowStudent Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national, state, and Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for students. This unique database provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Language, a system of conventional spoken, manual, or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, express themselves. The functions of language include communication, the expression of identity, play, imaginative expression, and emotional release.
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Source: "Language." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 9 May. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/language/108460#27179.toc. Accessed 6 Sep. 2018.
In the Library
In the Land of Invented Languages by
Call Number: 499 OKR
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Chronicles various efforts to create new languages, discussing their intended purposes, creators, and varying degrees of success.
Language Matters by
Call Number: 400 NAP
Publication Date: 2010-07-08
Examines controversial questions about language as a human ability and as part of society, such as whether Ebonics is a dialect, whether computers will truly learn human language, and whether offensive language harms children.
The Mother Tongue by
Call Number: 420 BRY
Publication Date: 2001-10-23
Covers the history of language from its beginnings to the explosion of English as a global language in the twentieth century.
Political Correctness by
Publication Date: 2009-11-16
Traces the history of political correctness, discussing its origins, progress, content, and style, and considers whether political correctness has succeeded in eliminating prejudice or has placed limitations on public debate.
Call Number: 303.3 GRA
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Discusses how personal identity is shaped by culture, focusing on gender, race, social class, and adult socialization processes and outcomes.
Sold on Language by
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Explores how competition in a capitalist, free-market society influences the ways in which commercial and political advertisers speak to individuals.
Through the Language Glass by
Call Number: 410 DEU
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
Examines the symbiotic relationship between culture and language, discussing how each impacts the other, whether different languages can lead a speaker to have different thoughts, and related topics.
Whistling Vivaldi by
Call Number: 303.3 STE
Publication Date: 2011-04-04
Examines the role of what the author calls identity contingencies in the lives of individuals and in society as a whole, focusing on stereotype threat, arguing that people who believe they may be judged based on a bad stereotype do not perform as well, and showing how to overcome the problem.