Mary Schleppegrell's research explores the relationship between language and learning with a focus on students for whom English is a second language. A linguist, she uses systemic functional linguistics to link meaning and language structure in ways that illuminate issues in education. Her research projects investigate the ways language can be an explicit focus of instruction to provide meaningful support for students across school subjects and levels.
She teaches courses on linguistic analysis, linguistics in education, and second-language development.
Title: Supporting Language-Based Content Teaching with Metalanguage from Systemic Functional Linguistics
Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014 - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE Time: 4.00-5.30: Distinguished Lecture, 5.30: Drinks reception
Venue: Aston University Birmingham, B4 7ET
Free and open to all.
Abstract: This presentation reports on classroom-based research in the primary grades in an urban school district in the U.S. where English is not the primary language in students’ homes and community. In this context teachers and their pupils engaged in learning and using the metalanguage of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) in reading, talking, and writing about texts in language arts and science.
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