HEL Pedagogy Bibliography

Last Updated Oct 11, 2006

HEL-L: the mailing list for HEL (History of the English Language)
Archives of HEL-L hosted at Linguist List

Prof. Mosser's Homepage: Follow the link to HEL-L

The History of English Forum: A website "born during a workshop held at the fourth meeting of the European Society for the Study of English in Debrecen Hungary in September 1997. The workshop dealt with the value and use of doing Historical Linguistics in the context of European English departments." Includes 9 papers below and "A core curriculum for HEL."

Baugh, Albert C. "Historical Linguistics and the Teacher of English" College English Vol. 24, No. 2 (Nov., 1962), pp. 106-110.  Baugh did write about HEL teaching!

Buck, R.A. "Why? and How? -- Teaching the History of the English Language in our
New Millennium." English Today: The International Review of the English Language,
73, vol. 19:1 (2003), 44-49.

Curzan, Anne.  "English Historical Corpora in the Classroom: the Intersection of
Teaching and Research."  Special Issue of the Journal of English Linguistics 28.1l(2000), 77-89.

Curzan Anne. "Lexicography and Questions of Authority in the College Classroom."
Dictionaries 21(2000): 90-99.

Curzan Anne. "Teaching the Politics of Standard English." Journal of English Linguistics
30.4(2002): 339-352.

Curzan Anne.  "Spelling Stories: A Way to Teach the History of English." In Bringing
Linguistics into the Schools: Preparing K-12 Teachers.  K. Denham and A. Lobeck, eds.
Lawrence Erlbaum. Forthcoming.

Davies, Mark.  "Student use of large corpora to investigate language change."
Thomas Upton, et al (eds).  Applied Corpus Linguistics: A Multidimensional
     Perspective. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. 207-22.

Davies, Mark. "Student use of large, annotated corpora to analyze syntactic variation."
Guy Aston, et al Eds. Corpora and Language Learners.
Philadelphia, John Benjamins,
2004.  259-69.

Davies, Mark. "Using multi-million word corpora of historical and dialectal Spanish texts
to teach advanced courses in Spanish linguistics." Lou Burnard and Tony
McEnery Eds.
Rethinking Language Pedagogy from a Corpus Perspective.
Frankfurt am Main; New York:
P. Lang. 2000. 173-85.

Davies, Martin. "The origins of the notion of "Standard English." Available at

Fabiszak, Malgorzata. "Applying historical linguistics at teacher training colleges in Poland." . Available at

Fischer, Olga. "Teaching the history of the English language. Its position in the
university curriculum and its relation to linguistic theory." in D. Stanulewicz ed.,
PASE Papers in Language Studies: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference
of the Polish Association for the Study of English. Gdansk, 26-28 April 2000.
Gdansk: Wydawnictwo, Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2002. 31-46.

Joseph, Miriam. 1942. "Why Study Old English?" College English, Vol. 3, No. 6. (Mar., 1942), pp. 562-568.

Harrington, Susanmarie. "HEL for Future Teachers: What Do They Need to Know?"
Available at http://www.westga.edu/~mcrafton/S_Harrongton_SEMA.doc

Mazzon, Gabriella. "The study of language varieties in diachrony and synchrony, or:
on methodological cross-fertilization.”  Available  http://www.univie.ac.at/

Milosh, Joseph E. Jr.  Teaching the history of the English language in the Secondary
.  Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English , 1972.
The only book-length study ever published on HEL teaching,
though for secondary schools!

O'Callaghan, Tamara F. "Teaching HEL to (North) American Undergraduates." Available at

Prendergast, David. "Middle age spread or plain old age: where is historical linguistics'
sex appeal." Available at

Rissanen, Matti (and the Team). "The Importance of Being Historical." Available at

Ritt, Nikolaus. "What's the use of historical linguistics? A question, a report and an
(1997), 49-52. Available at http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/views/views972.pdf

Robinson, Fred C. "History of English and Its Practical
Uses" Sewanee Review 112, no. 3 (2004 Summer): pp.376-95

Schmetterer, Viktor. "The History of the English Language and Future English Teachers." in Ed. Kastovsky, Dieter. Studies in Early Modern English. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 371-77

Schousboe, Steen. "Teaching Historical Linguistics." Available at http://www.

Stein, Dieter. "Motivations and place of historical linguistics in an "English" curriculum."
Available at http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/hoe/pstein.htm

Seidlhofer, Barbara. "'It's a bit heavy, but vital!" Notes from a fool on the hill."
Available at http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/hoe/pseidlhofer.htm

Tani, Akinobu. "Teaching HEL in a Fun Way: Using Nursery Rhymes to Teach the
History of the English Language to Non-native Speakers of English Especially at
the Beginning Level." Studies In Modern English: The Twentieth Anniversary
Publication Of The Modern English Association
. Tokyo: Eichosha:
2003. 491-505.

Tani, Akinobu. "HEL (History of The English Language) in Teacher Education in A Japanese Context."  in Proceedings of the International Conference on Education 2005 Eds. Francis E.H. Tay, Tay Seng Chuan, Shen Han-Ming. pp.682-686.

Trobevsek, Franciska Drobnak. "Historical Linguistics in English Studies." Available at
Tyler, Jo. "Transforming a Syllabus from HEL" Pedagogy 5.3 (2005) 464-471.
Cf. http://pedagogy.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/5/3/464

Japanese Publications (written in Japanese)
(Sorry for the garble if you are using non-Japanese character sets)

家入葉子.   『文科系ストレイシープのための研究生活ガイド』 東京: ひつじ書房, 2005.

家入葉子.   「英語史をどう教えるか――今を感じる力」 『英語青年』 2006年8月号: 36-38.

小野茂.  「「英語史」を考える」 『学苑』740(2002), 1-11.

大門正幸. 「コーパスを英語の通時的研究指導に生かす」 『英語コーパス研究』第10号(2003), pp.289-300.

田島松二. 『わが国の英語学100年一回顧と展望』南雲堂 2001.

谷明信. 「英語史とマザーグース」『言語表現研究』(兵庫教育大学言語表現学会)第18
    (2002).  1-11.

谷明信. 「マザーグースの英語とアメリカ英語の語法の共通性 −英語史とマザーグース再見−」『英語史研究会会報』第9号(2003). 8-11.

谷明信. 「わが国での英語史教育の問題と課題:海外と比較して」   『兵庫教育大学研究紀要』第27巻(2005). pp.87-94

縄田裕幸. 「学校英文法の再構築を目指して」 『英語教育と英語研究』19 (2002). 39-57