Linguistics in K-12 Education
One prong of my research involves the integration of linguistic knowledge into K-12 teaching. I am involved in a number of projects that work toward this goal. That knowledge of language is important is reflected in teacher education programs in many states that require linguistics courses for prospective teachers, at least for English/Language Arts teachers. Also, collaboration between linguists and educators has begun to emerge on a national scale, producing work that aims to identify what aspects of linguistic knowledge are most useful for teachers to know, as well as producing a number of curricula, lesson plans, and resources. The interdisciplinarity of linguistics means that it can be a part of social studies, humanities, and science curricula.
WWU students, are you interested in getting involved? See some opportunities here.
Middle School Linguistics:
A current project, originally started with David Pippin and conducted in the Boston Public School district, is now in development in the Bellingham Public Schools. The draft overview of this project can be found here. WWU students who are interested in collaborating with me on this project during the 2023-24 academic year, please contact me.
Pacific Voices Report:
Linguistics in the High School:
If you're a teacher interested in learning more about linguistics in the high school, check out the following links and articles. And please feel free to contact me!
My books on Linguistics in Education:
co-edited with Anne Lobeck
co-edited with Anne Lobeck
Some of my linguistics in education chapters, articles, and handouts:
“Sustained Linguistic Inquiry as a Means of Confronting Language Ideology and Linguistic Prejudice,” (co-authored with David Pippin). In Teachers' and Linguists' Perspectives: Practical Strategies for Teaching Language Variation and Language Ideologies, edited by Michelle Devereaux and Chris Palmer, London: Routledge. 2019.
“Reflections on What Teachers Need to Know about Language,” (co-authored with Anne Lobeck). In What Teachers Need to Know about Language, 2nd Edition by Lily Wong Fillmore and Catherine Snow. Washington, DC: CAL. 2018.
published in Language and Linguistics Compass 9:3 (2015): 139-149.
published in ATEG Journal, Summer 2014, Vol. 23: 1, 20-32.
White Paper: History of the Study of Grammar (And how historical knowledge of the controversies informs how and why to teach language in the K-12 classroom ) - August 2014
Teaching Teachers to Teach Scientifically - AAAS 2012
published in Language and LInguistics Compass 1:4 (2007): 243-259.
Linguistics First, Then Grammar - ATEG 2003