Teaching science through language

We like to claim that linguistics is a science, but I’ve never before seen any explicit discussion of using it to teach scientific principles. An intriguing abstract from Anne Lobeck suggests some possibilities along those lines, particularly pointing out that linguistics “can be done without labs or expensive equipment by involving experimentation, observation, and testing of hypotheses.” It also has other advantages, including that fact that everyone already uses language and many people have strong opinions about it. Let’s see where we can go with this…



Categories: Linguistics, Teaching & Learning