Daily Archives: July 31, 2011

Discourse Analysis: An Introduction to Language in Use

Discourse analysis (DA), or discourse studies, is a general term for a number of approaches to analyzing written, spoken, signed language use or any significant semiotic event. The objects of discourse analysis—discourse, writing, talk, conversation, communicative event, etc.— are variously … Continue reading

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Matt Damon’s Message to Teachers: “There are millions of us behind you”

This has been a horrible decade for teachers. I can’t imagine how demoralized you must feel. But I came here today to deliver an important message to you: As I get older, I appreciate more and more the teachers that … Continue reading

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Cambiar la formación de los profesores: Entrevista con Linda Darling-Hammond

Entrevistas de Eduard Punset con Linda Darling-Hammond, profesora de educación en la Stanford University. Washington, 9 de octubre del 2009. El antiguo modelo de enseñanza ya no es válido en una sociedad basada en el conocimiento ~Linda Darling-Hammond Eduard Punset: … Continue reading

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Political Rhetoric, Explained – Steven Pinker

Compete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/12/Steven_Pinker_The_Stuff_of_Thought Psychologist Steven Pinker explains why political rhetoric often tends to be vague, empty, and bland. One of the principal researchers on language and cognition, Steven Pinker turns his focus to what our language says about us. … Continue reading

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