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A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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  • A Level English Language Starters: Frameworks & Analysis
  • A Level English Language Starters: Accent & Dialect
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language & Gender
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language Change
  • A Level English Language Starters: Mode & Technology
  • A Level English Language Starters: Child Language Acquisition
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language & Power

This collection of suggestions includes ice-breaker or ‘getting to know you’ ideas which are especially suitable for a new class and some...

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Guide to Linguistic Theories, Research and Concepts | Initial Language Acquisition »

Beth Kemp | Thursday September 08, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, Linguistics Theory & Study, Linguistic Theory, Using Theory

This guide explores the key theoretical positions, and some useful case studies and research findings needed for the study of how children develop language.  It is not exhaustive – there are further case studies and sets of research findings which are useful to students in studying acquisition – but there are enough here to be able to discuss theories with sensible reference to evidence.  At the same time, different specifications will have different expectations in terms of students’ familiarity with research and theory, so some of the...

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ENGA1 Child Language Revision »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the links below to download the resources.

ENGA1 Child Lang Essays - Last Min Revision.doc
Child Lang Revision Groupwork.doc
Eng Lang Child Language Revision Pack.doc
Prompts for Child Language Data Analysis.doc

 




Child Language Acquisition »

Victoria Elliott | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language, F651, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level

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Introduction

Child Language Acquisition is one of most enjoyable and apparently accessible topics for students of English Language A level. However, because of the enthusiasm and the apparent accessibility it becomes all too easy for study of this topic to remain fairly superficial, with identification of features not brought into a coherent, logical analysis related to the bigger picture, a characteristic which is the key to the higher grades.

Although different in their exact application, the various syllabuses have the same threads...

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ENGB3 Child Language Acquisition - Exam Revision Practice »

Steve Campsall
Friday July 02, 2010

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A Way to Analyse A Child’s Language

  • Work out the transcript’s ‘big-picture’ – and remember that the transcript isn’t what you are analysing: it’s the original oral communication you need to be focusing on. The transcript is a mere shadow of this: you need to flesh out the scene and be there – be the participants! Try hard – it’s worth it. Use your imagination.
  • For this unit (Language Change included) start your answer with a brief overview of the important discourse from which it derives. In...
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ENGB3 Child Language Acquisition - Tackling The Exam Transcript Using Frameworks »

Steve Campsall
Friday July 02, 2010

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Your task when presented with any text is to dig out its subtleties. This guide offers a way to dig deep, one that can help to reveal a text’s subtlest aspects; and subtlety is what gains most marks, every time.

Analysing Children’s Language

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  • Whenever you analyse a text, your first job is to work out its ‘big-picture’. After all, the words you’ll find on the exam paper will be a pretty poor representation of the original ideas, thoughts and feelings that led to them.
  • In important ways, it can be...
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