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LINGUIST List 16.3133

Mon Oct 31 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Discourse Analysis: Foley (Ed)

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


Message 1: Language, Education and Discourse: Foley (Ed)
Date: 27-Oct-2005
From: Jennifer Lovel <jlovelcontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Language, Education and Discourse: Foley (Ed)


Title: Language, Education and Discourse
Subtitle: Functional Approaches
Published: 2005
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Editor: Joseph A Foley, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
Paperback: ISBN: 0826488013 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0826488013 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 25.00
Abstract:

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
from the basic semiotic system of the infant. This is followed by an
analysis of the beginnings of literacy in kindergarten, the introduction to
writing in primary school and the ideological content of reading material.
Part two furthers this analysis by looking at discourse in secondary and
tertiary education. The contributors pose questions about 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 interested in the latest functional
perspectives on language as it is used in education.

Joseph A. Foley is at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education
Organisation Regional Language Centre, Singapore.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17083


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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springeronline.com

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Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






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