Ch 1: Linguistics for Second Language Learners

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Use the bite-sized lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam in this self-paced chapter to improve your comprehension of linguistics for second language learners. These study resources make preparing for an upcoming test a quick and effective process.

Linguistics for Second Language Learners - Chapter Summary

Explore the entertaining lessons in this chapter to better understand phonology, the International Phonetic Alphabet, morphology in linguistics and more. Our expert instructors make it easy to understand linguistics for second language learners. Complete this chapter at your own pace, and in no time, you will be able to:

  • List and discuss instructional strategies for phonological awareness
  • Share tips for teaching phonics to ESL students
  • Discuss the application of morphology in ESOL instruction
  • Define and share examples of semantics
  • Identify and describe strategies for teaching semantics to ESOL students
  • Explain how syntax is used to determine the meaning of words
  • Detail strategies educators can use to teach syntax to ESOL students

The lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock using any computer, smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Study the lessons whenever and wherever your schedule permits, and assess your comprehension of their contents by taking short quizzes. Questions you develop while exploring the lessons can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Before the day of your test, ensure you fully understand linguistics for second language learners by taking the practice exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Linguistics for Second Language Learners
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Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

1. Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

All languages follow a specific set of rules that determine how we sound when speaking. The study of these rules is called phonology. This lesson will introduce you to phonology and provide several examples of phonological processes.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

2. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

International Phonetic Alphabet: Sounds & Symbols

3. International Phonetic Alphabet: Sounds & Symbols

Speech scientists, linguists, and speech pathologists use an alphabet called the International Phonetic Alphabet when referring to speech sounds. This lesson will explain what this alphabet is and how the symbols in it correspond to speech sounds.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

4. Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

Learning phonics will help your ESL students improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, especially with new words. In this lesson, we will discuss some ideas to teach phonics to students of various ages and linguistic levels.

What is Morphology in Linguistics? - Definition & Examples

5. What is Morphology in Linguistics? - Definition & Examples

Learning about human language is often an overlooked educational subject. Read this lesson to discover the importance of morphology in our linguistic world.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

6. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.

Strategies for Teaching Semantics to ESOL Students

7. Strategies for Teaching Semantics to ESOL Students

If you teach ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students, you've no doubt encountered some valid questions on why or how the same English word can have different meanings. This lesson provides teachers with strategies for teaching semantics to ESOL students.

Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

8. Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

Syntax can be a helpful tool in determining the meaning of unknown words. This lesson will explain what syntax is and how it can be used to break the code of unknown vocabulary.

Strategies for Teaching Syntax to ESOL Students

9. Strategies for Teaching Syntax to ESOL Students

Syntax is an important piece of the overall English language puzzle. Second language learners need instruction in syntax. Read on to learn strategies for teaching basic syntax to ESOL learners.

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