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Books: Discourse Analysis: Sell (ed.)

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  1. paul, Children's Literature as Communication: Sell

Message 1: Children's Literature as Communication: Sell

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 15:17:16 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Children's Literature as Communication: Sell

Series Title: Studies in Narrative 2
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 
Editor: Roger D. Sell, Abo Akademi University 
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226423, Pages: xii, 352 pp., Price: EUR 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112586, Pages: xii, 352 pp., Price: USD 81.00

In this book, members of the ChiLPA Project (Children's Literature:
Pure and Applied) explore the children's literature of several
different cultures, ranging from ancient India, nineteenth century
Russia, and the Soviet Union, to twentieth century Britain, America,
Australia, Sweden, and Finland. The research covers not only the form
and content of books for children, but also their potential social
functions, especially within education. These two perspectives are
brought together within a theory of children's literature as one among
other forms of communication, an approach that sees the role of
literary scholars, critics and teachers as one of mediation. Part I
deals with the way children's writers and picturebook-makers draw on a
culture's available resources of orality, literacy, intertextuality,
and image. Part II examines their negotiation of major issues such as
the child adult distinction, gender, politics, and the Holocaust. Part
III discusses children's books as used within language education
programmes, with particular attention to young readers' pragmatic
processing of differences between the context of writing and their own
context of reading.

Table of Contents

Members of the ChiLPA Project, Abo Akademi University ix-xii 
Introduction: Children's literature as communication 
 Roger D. Sell 1-26 
Part I: Initiating: Resources at hand 27 
Literacy and orality: The wise artistry of The Pa�catantra 
 Niklas Bengtsson 29-37 
Orality and literacy, continued: Playful magic in Pushkin's Tale of
 Tsar Saltan
 Janina Orlov 39-53 
Intertextualities: Subtexts in Jukka Parkkinen's Suvi Kinos novels
 Kaisu R�tty� 55-70
Intertextualities, continued: The connotations of proper names in Tove
 Yvonne Bertills 71-83 
The verbal and the visual: The picturebook as a medium 
 Maria Nikolajeva 85-108 
Part II: Negotiating: Issues examined 109 
Growing up: The dilemma of children's literature 
 Maria Nikolajeva 111=136 
Childhood: A narrative chronotope 
 Rosemary Ross Johnston 137-158
Child-power? Adventures into the animal kingdom - The Animorphs series
 Maria Lass�n-Seger 159-176 
Gender and beyond: Ulf Stark's conservative rebellion 
 Mia �sterlund 177-199 
Politics: Gubarev's Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors 
 Jenniliisa Salminen 201-212 
The unspeakable: Children's fiction and the Holocaust 
 Lydia Kokkola 213-233 
Part III: Responding: Pragmatic variables 235 
Early immersion reading: The narrative mode and meaning-making 
 Lydia Kokkola 237-262 
Reader-learners: Children's novels and participatory pedagogy 
 Roger D. Sell 263-290 
Primary-level EFL: Planning a multicultural fiction project 
 Roger D. Sell 291-313 
Secondary-level EFL: Melina Marchetta's Looking for Alibrandi 
 Lilian R�nnqvist 315-331 
Bilingualism, stories, new technology: The Fabula Project 
 Viv K. Edwards 333-344 
Subject index 345

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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