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Academic literacy and the languages of change

Author: Lucia Thesen; Ermien van Pletzen
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an analysis of student literacy in an academic setting, and how this has changed due to political, economic and social factors. This book uses the theoretical tradition of New Literacy  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Thesen; Ermien van Pletzen
ISBN: 9781441182609 1441182608 0826487750 9780826487759
OCLC Number: 63400082
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the politics of place in academic literacy work / Lucia Thesen, Ermien van Pletzen --
Discourses of English and literacy in a Western Cape township school / Rochelle Kapp --
'Use your own words' --
impossible exhortations / Stella Clark --
'I want to write about the Dalai Lama ... ' : literacies in transition / Bongi Bangeni, Rochelle Kapp --
Intertextual analysis : a research tool for uncovering the writer's emerging meanings / Moragh Paxton --
A body of reading : making 'visible' the reading experiences of first-year medical students / Ermien van Pletzen --
Change as additive : harnessing students' multimodal semiotic resources in an engineering curriculum / Arlene Archer --
Who owns this image? : word, image and authority in the lecture / Lucia Thesen --
Identity, power and discourse : the socio-political self-representations of successful 'black' students / Gideon Nomdo.
Responsibility: edited by Lucia Thesen and Ermien van Pletzen.

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'This book is a stimulating collection of research-based papers that focus on academic literacy work in a particular setting a South African university ten years after the democratic elections of Read more...

 
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