Can you remember the thrill, when, as a child, you leaned over the castellated ramparts of a ruined castle and peered, butterflies in your stomach, far below? That sense of amazement when you realised that the stones you could touch, the ruins you could wander through, were signifiers of a social and political structure of past times? Or that first, delicious sense of excitement about the genesis of words and language when your teacher introduced you to Viking or Latin words that remain with us today? Built structures from bygone times within the physical landscape and language structures within our oral landscape provide us with a sense of place, a means by which we can locate ourselves today.
|Title of host publication||Debates in English Teaching|
|Editors||Jon Davison, Caroline Daly|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2010|