Song and music in language learning

    Murphey, Tim

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    Tim demonstrates ways in which music and song can facilitate language acquisition, healthy living, and positive group dynamics without participants playing instruments or using a lot of technology. Participants also learn ways to write song lyrics using familiar melodies to meet their students’ own linguistic and psychological goals.

    Dr. Murphey is the author of Songs and Music in Language Learning (Peter Lang Publishers, 1989), the popular Music and Song (OUP, 1992), and Language Hungry! (1998 MacMillan LanguageHouse). His more recent work entails affirmation songs to create more positive attitudes in the service of easier learning.