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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language
I am puzzled and curious about what constitutes an undergraduate text for a
rich, involving and open-ended subject.
Are you starting from the subject first, and then working out how to
deliver it in bite size examinable chunks (if these constraints apply), and
how are you (considering) dealing with the open-endedness of the topics...?
Is the major issue about accessibility of content? What about compliance
with other concepts and procedures in the course...?
How about taking one interesting text and critiquing it (in a structured
way)? E.g. how blind-deaf people learn to language (Meshcheryakov), or
changes in language due to culture (Luria), or more about language itself
and its cultural aspects.
Perhaps the text, itself, would benefit from being quite small so students
can go and look up the references. 1st (or 2nd) hand material is a good
Hope this helps...
On 24 April 2014 15:46, Martin John Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Laure,
> In general I'm also in favor of dispersed readings. In addition, in my
> course in child development I've been writing the textbook that I need! It
> is (currently) titled "A Cultural Psychology of Children’s Development."
> But this is a new course that I need to get up and running quickly, so I
> think I need to start with an existing text. If one exists!
> On Apr 24, 2014, at 8:42 AM, Laure Kloetzer <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> We are teaching a similar course here at CNAM, Paris. But in French... and
> no textbook, we suggest and comment dispersed readings. Would you send me
> your syllabus ? I would be very happy to compare (our plan is in French, if
> you read French, I'll be happy to share).
> Also interested to see if you get some answers regarding the text book.
> If not: why wouldn't we edit this textbook that we need ?
> 2014-04-24 15:35 GMT+02:00 Martin John Packer <email@example.com
> Hi Bella,
> Thanks, but what I'm looking for is a text on the role of language in
> psychology. I'm teaching a course that when last taught used this text,
> which was published in 1998. I'd like something more contemporary, and more
> aligned with a sociocultural perspective:
> On Apr 23, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Bella Kotik-Friedgut <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> > Martin, if you mean something like the following
> > Williams, M. & Burden, R. (1997). *Psychology for Language
> > Teachers,*Cambridge Language Library.
> > I am teaching a course: Psychological aspects of new language learning
> > teaching.
> > So if you need something more specific please ask.
> > Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Martin John Packer <
> >> wrote:
> >> Can anyone recommend a good undergraduate textbook on Psychology and/of
> >> Language?
> >> Martin