NCSU Linguistics Program | Dialect Education

Other Resources

  • TeachLing
    This site is a repository of lesson plans related to language and linguistics for use in K-12 classrooms. Some of them have been developed by linguists, some by K-12 teachers, and some by both. This site is ever-growing and allows users to add their own lesson plans, comment on existing lesson plans, or discuss related issues.

  • The Linguistic Society of America’s “Frequently Asked Questions about Linguistics” publications
    The LSA publishes a series of educational and authoritative pamphlets on language-related issues. Written with the layperson in mind, FAQs have been used as instructional aids in linguistics courses, at information sessions for undergraduates and prospective majors interested in linguistics courses, and as part of outreach program to professionals in other fields. Topics include endangered languages, language acquisition, bilingualism, how medical conditions affect communication, Ebonics, sign language, etc. The pamphlets can be downloaded for free.

  • Center For Applied Linguistics
    CALS has a section on their website about dialects that has links to related digests about teaching dialect awareness, including Teaching about Dialects, Vernacular Dialects in U.S. Schools and a browse function for access to more digest topics including English Language Learners, Foreign Language, Testing/Assessment, Literacy Education, Refugee Integration and International Development.