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Linguistic Mystery: A Challenge to Language and Literacy Education


Le, T and Le, Q and Short, M, Linguistic Mystery: A Challenge to Language and Literacy Education, Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le and M Short (ed), New York, pp. 3-11. ISBN 978-1-61761-198-8 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Native speakers tend to take language for granted as they can speak and use their language naturally. However, when they are asked to explain about some aspects of their language, it turns out to be a difficult or impossible task to do. This phenomenon demonstrates that native speakers have some implicit knowledge and metalinguistic awareness of their mother tongue. However there are many fascinating linguistic aspects of their mother tongue which are still a mystery for them. This chapter introduces some insights gained from linguistics which are useful to literacy teachers theoretically and practically. The chapter also discusses some misconceptions about language structure, language in use and language in education.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:grammar, implicit knowledge, literacy, logic, misconception, phonics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Short, M (Dr Megan Short)
ID Code:66992
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-02-22
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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