FIG YearProject title
2007 Teaching Grammar with Pop Culture Texts
Catie Berkenfield
Collaborating Faculty
I will develop a series of course DVDs to enhance student learning of linguistic principles and analysis. The DVDs will include examples of language from popular culture sources - like television, film, and music- to invigorate the teaching of grammar and illustrate the complexities of analyzing language in rich contexts. As a practical pedagogical tool the DVDs will provide opportunities for hands-on, inductive learning. Areas of linguistics addressed with this tool include traditional grammar, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and language variation. I will provide a workshop for department instructors to develop their own media-based curricula and assignments.
Final report
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