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By Martin Putz, Martin P. Tz

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to scholars, researchers and practitioners in the entire social and language-related sciences conscientiously chosen book-length guides facing sociolinguistic idea, equipment, findings and applications.

It techniques the research of language in society in its broadest experience, as a really foreign and interdisciplinary box during which quite a few methods, theoretical and empirical, complement and supplement each one other.

The sequence invitations the eye of linguists, language academics of all pursuits, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians and so forth. to the improvement of the sociology of language.

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In the text Watchdog and the Coyotes (Wallace, 1995), the author took pages to describe the setting and the meeting of the three main characters, dogs who lived side by side. Once again some students were having trouble envisioning the setting. The students understood this important part of the novel after the teacher drew a diagram illustrating the spatial layout of the dogs’ neighborhood. A simple sketch can be worth a thousand words for some students. Just as teacher-generated drawings help students visualize events and relationships portrayed in text, drawings done by students can inform the teacher about what students are or are not understanding about a text.

You could feel the emotion. • I could see the emotions on the faces and know what they were going through. The low-ability reader might not have the memory “pegs” (Gambrell & Jawitz, 1993) for some of the specific details within a text. Visual representations can provide the memory peg needed (Kozma, 1991) to connect with appropriate background knowledge. Specifically, students may not understand the written description until they have the visual representation to link with it. Students’ comments expressing expanded understanding of specific details in the picture books on World War II provide evidence of the role illustrations may play for some readers.

You could feel the emotion. • I could see the emotions on the faces and know what they were going through. The low-ability reader might not have the memory “pegs” (Gambrell & Jawitz, 1993) for some of the specific details within a text. Visual representations can provide the memory peg needed (Kozma, 1991) to connect with appropriate background knowledge. Specifically, students may not understand the written description until they have the visual representation to link with it. Students’ comments expressing expanded understanding of specific details in the picture books on World War II provide evidence of the role illustrations may play for some readers.

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