Session 9
English Morphology
Welcome to Session 9 of the EDUC 297-ENL Linguistics class
Readings: Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (CEL)
“English Morphology” – Language brain and handicap(p.257-281)

Discussion on Ning: Main thing you took away from the reading and class discussion this week.

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1. Do the Morphology worksheet

2. Handout on Language and the Brain

Click here to read the blog ~ Bilinguals can be dyslexic in one language but not the other.

Click here to complete the activity and reply to the blog post if you are right or left eyed.

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Email Reflection Paper

Discussion on Ning: Main thing you took away from the reading and class discussion this week

Resources and Links:

Morphology - Reduplication

Introduction to Morphology

Broca’s area – primarily involved in the encoding of speech
Wernicke’s area – plays a major part in the comprehension of speech
Click here to read about the Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area and other language-processing areas in the brain in depth

Units of Linguistic Morphology ~ This page shows strategies that help with learning new vocabulary and what this 4th grade teacher did to help her students

Morphology Game ~ meant for middle and high school students. In this game students pick a card and use the props provided to try to describe the word on their card. I think this would be great for students to work at describing particular words and teachers could create their own game or word cards to incorporate target vocabulary.

Morphology & Syntax ~ This is a website that has a variety of activities and suggestions to develop grammar (syntax & morphology). This website show you how to model correct grammar while not correcting.... EX: if the child says 'I runned to school with my mum,' you might reply 'So you ran to school with your mum. Did you get up late?' There are some great, useful suggestions that may be helpful!

__Improving Literacy By Teaching Morphemes :__
This book is a great resource to learn how the knowledge of morphemes affects spelling skills. Students with solid knowledge of morphemes will be good spellers. The more individual morphemes they know, the better students will be able to independently spell words.

Vocabulary Through Morphemes: Suffixes, Prefixes, and Roots for Intermediate Grades

Are you “right or left eyed” ~ click here to read the article
In 96% of the population, the side of the brain that contains the area important for language is the left side. People have dominant parts of their bodies for other jobs too. For example, about 90% of the population is right-handed. In other words, the right hand is dominant...right-handed people prefer to use their right hand for most tasks. What about the foot, eye and ear? Which foot is dominant? Which eye? Which ear?

Language Games ~This website that has some language games to help keep the brain active! Have Fun!

Overcoming Dyslexia ~ Sally shaywitz~One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.

Learning Inside-Out -
This link provides us with dyslexia statistics and gives us good clues about the number of dyslexic people in the US. Reading other articles about dyslexia in other countries or in other language learners, it is a consistent theme that English speaking students struggle more with Dyslexia. It was noted in this article that students from Spanish speaking countries are often diagnosed less with Dyslexia because of the fact that it is a transparent language meaning they have a more predictable correlation between letters and their sounds.

National Center for Learning Disabilities | - NCLD - Nationwide listing of schools, summer programs, assessment and treatment centers, and parent support groups that serve individuals with learning disabilities ...

Shorthand ~Shorthand is any system of rapid handwriting which can be used to transcribe the spoken word. Shorthand systems use a variety of techniques including simplifying existing letters or characters and using special symbols to represent phonemes, words and phrases ~ Check the history