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Language and literacy in social practice : a reader

Author: Janet Maybin; Open University.
Publisher: Clevedon : Multingual Matters Ltd in association with the Open University, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains a collection of seminal articles and recent research which are important reading for anyone wanting to understand current theoretical developments within the field of language  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Maybin; Open University.
ISBN: 1853592161 9781853592164 1853592153 9781853592157
OCLC Number: 59974873
Description: xv, 271 pages ; ased
Contents: Pt. 1. Language, Culture, and Meaning. 1. The Problem of Meaning in Primitive Languages / Bronislaw Malinowski. 2. Toward Ethnographies of Communication /Dell Hymes. 3. Language as Social Semiotic / M. A. K. Halliday. 4. Language and Ideology / V. N. Volosinov --
Pt. 2. Studies of Language Practices. 5. Family Literacy: Conservation and Change in the Transmission of Literacy Styles and Values / Denny Taylor. 6. What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School / Shirley Brice Heath. 7. Literacies Among the Panjabis in Southall (Britain) / Mukul Saxena. 8. The Struggle for Voice: Narrative, Literacy and Consciousness in an East Harlem School / Michele Sola and Adrian Bennett --
Pt. 3. Literacy, Culture and History. 9. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Literacy /Brian V. Street. 10. The Legacies of Literacy / Harvey Graff. 11. Orality and Literacy: From The Savage Mind to Ways With Words / James Paul Gee --
Pt. 4. The Politics of Language and Literacy.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Maybin.

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