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Thu May 13 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Foley (Ed)

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  1. ksayers, Language, Education and Discourse: Foley (Ed)

Message 1: Language, Education and Discourse: Foley (Ed)

Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 12:38:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <>
Subject: Language, Education and Discourse: Foley (Ed)

Title: Language, Education and Discourse
Subtitle: Functional Approaches
Series Title: Open Linguistics Series

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Editor: Joseph A Foley, RELC, Singapore

Hardback: ISBN: 0826461875, Pages: 340, Price: U.K. � 75.00


This collection of essays by leading functional linguists presents the
latest perspectives on language and discourse in educational
settings. The book questions the idea of 'discourse' to reveal that
the social processes of learning are imbued with the ideologies of the
society and education system within which learning takes place. The
contributors take into account the historical and cross-cultural
perspectives of both classroom practices and the student's own
awareness of the ideological meanings of language activities.

Language, Education and Discourse is divided into two sections. Part
one covers early childhood and the growing development of a language
system in kindergarten and primary school. Part two furthers this
analysis by looking at discourse in secondary and tertiary
education. The contributors pose questions about the ideological
content of reading material, the role and importance of teaching
grammar in the school system, and finally examine how to refine the
discourse of education.

This book will be useful to academics in the latest functional
perspectives on language and education.

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

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