LINGUIST List 15.3205

Mon Nov 15 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Holme

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Message 1: Literacy: Holme

Date: 15-Nov-2004
From: Catriona Murray <Catriona.Murrayeup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Literacy: Holme


Title: Literacy 
 Subtitle: An Introduction 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
     http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/edition_details.aspx?id=12105 ;
 
 
 Author: Randal Holme, University of Durham
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 0748616888 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
 Paperback: ISBN: 0748616896 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Despite its growing prominence within fields such as applied linguistics,
 education and media studies, current treatments of literacy studies often
 incline towards a particular view or approach. This lucid introduction
 provides a more balanced understanding, arguing that:
 
 *literacy must be examined through a balance of approaches if we are to
 appreciate its true nature
 
 *literacy cannot be described simply as situated, social activity
 
 *literacy is the sign systems and the uses of language that foster and
 reflect its social existence
 
 *literacy is a property of mind.
 
 Literacy: an Introduction helps the reader to understand the currents of
 thought, whether post modernist, cognitivist, or Vygotskian, which underlie
 its analysis. Integrated exercises and a concluding glossary enable readers
 to develop a full understanding of the topic. 
 
 Contents summary:
 
 Introduction: what is literacy?
 1. Socio-economic perspectives on literacy
 2. Literacy as a sign system: understanding literacy as the visual
 representation of language and meaning
 3. The historical development of literacy
 4. Literacy and language: linguistic approaches to the nature of literacy
 5. Literacy as knowledge: issues of literacy, learning and mind
 6. The many sides of literacy: conclusions and discussion
 
 Randal Holme is an applied linguist, who has been involved in teaching and
 studying literacy for a number of years. His current research interest is
 in the applications of cognitive linguistics to such areas as literacy
 studies, and second language teaching. Based in the School of Linguistics
 and Language at the University of Durham, he lectures in applied
 linguistics and directs the Language Centre.
 
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 CANADA ORDERS, PLEASE CONTACT UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRESS
 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ORDERS, PLEASE CONTACT UNIREPS 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 
 
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=12271

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