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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: Part 1 Language, culture and meaning: the problem of meaning in primitive languages, Bronislaw Malinowski; toward ethnographies of communication, Dell Hymes; language as social semiotic, M.A.K. Halliday; language and ideology, V.N. Volosinov. Part 3 Studies of language practices: family literacy - conservation and change in the transmission of literacy styles and values, Denny Taylor; what no bedtime story means - narratives skills at home and school, Shirley Brice Heath; literacies among the Panjabis in Southall, Mukul Saxena; the struggle for voice - narrative, literacy and consciousness in an East Harlem school, Michele Sola and Adrian Bennett. Part 3 Literacy, culture and history: cross-cultural perspectives on literacy, Brian Street; the legacies of literacy, Harvey Graff; orality and literacy - from "The Savage Mind to Ways with Words", James Gee. Part 4 The politics of language and literacy: educational language planning in England and Wales - multicultural rhetoric and assimilationist assumptions, Michael Stubbs; the beginning of English literary studies in British India, Gauri Viswanathan; gender, language and the politics of literacy, Kathleen Rockhill; the adult literacy process as cultural action for freedom, Paulo Freire.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Maybin.

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