In simplest terms, linguistics is the study of human language. With a foundational knowledge of the components of language and psycholinguistics, which includes how language is acquired, teachers can support English language learners (ELLs) as they develop English language proficiency.
Create a 10-12 slide digital presentation for a staff meeting introducing basic linguistic principles to teachers and staff who work with ELLs. Include the following in your presentation:
- Describe the importance of linguistics and how it informs the teaching of ELLs.
- Briefly define the following language structures: phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics.
- Summarize at least four major theories of first language (L1) acquisition.
- Describe the typical developmental process of language when children acquire their first language. Include brief descriptions of at least four stages of L1 acquisition.
Support your presentation with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
The digital presentation should include graphics that are relevant to the content, visually appealing, and use space appropriately.
Presenter’s notes are required for each content slide. Presentation must include a title slide at the beginning, and a reference slide with documentation of resources at the end. The title slide and reference slide are not included in the total number of slides.
While APA Style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.