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LINGUIST List 17.2797

Thu Sep 28 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Cook-Gumperz

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Social Construction of Literacy: Cook-Gumperz

Message 1: The Social Construction of Literacy: Cook-Gumperz
Date: 20-Sep-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Social Construction of Literacy: Cook-Gumperz

Title: The Social Construction of Literacy
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 25
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Jenny Cook-Gumperz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hardback: ISBN: 0521819636 Pages: 332 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521819636 Pages: 332 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521525675 Pages: 332 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521525675 Pages: 332 Price: U.K. £ 19.99

Literacy - the ability to produce and interpret written text - has long
been viewed as the basis of all school achievement; a measure of success
that defines both an 'educated' person, and an educable one. In this
volume, a team of leading experts raise questions central to the
acquisition of literacy. Why do children with similar classroom
experiences show different levels of educational achievement? And why do
these differences in literacy, and ultimately employability, persist?

By looking critically at the western view of a 'literate' person, the
authors present a new perspective on literary acquisition, viewing it as a
socially constructed skill, whereby children must acquire discourse
strategies that are socially 'approved'. This extensively-revised second
edition contains an updated introduction and bibliography, and each chapter
has been re-written to account for the most recent research. Groundbreaking
and revealing, this volume will continue to have far-reaching implications
for educational theory and practice.

1. The social construction of literacy
Jenny Cook-Gumperz;
2. Literacy and schooling: an unchanging equation?
Jenny Cook-Gumperz;
3. Interactional sociolinguistics in the study of schooling
John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz;
4. The language experience of children at home and at school
Gordon Wells;
5. Narrative presentations: an oral preparation for literacy with first
Sarah Michaels;
6. Differential instructions in reading groups
James Collins;
7. Organizational constraints on reading group mobility
Donna Eder;
8. Developing mathematical literacy in a bilingual classroom
Douglas R. Campbell;
9. Spoken language strategies and reading acquisition
Herbert D. Simons and Sandra Murphy;
10. Speaking and writing: discourse strategies and the acquisition of literacy
James Collins and Sarah Michaels;
11. The implicit discourse genres of standardized testing: what verbal
analogy items require of test makers
M. C. O'Connor.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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