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LINGUIST List 20.452

Thu Feb 12 2009

Books: Writing Systems/Socioling/General Ling: Olson, Torrance (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy: Olson, Torrance (Eds)

Message 1: The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy: Olson, Torrance (Eds)
Date: 11-Feb-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy: Olson, Torrance (Eds)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: David R. Olson
Editor: Nancy Torrance
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521862202 Pages: 624 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521680523 Pages: 624 Price: U.S. $ 50.00

This handbook marks the transformation of the topic of literacy from the
narrower concerns with learning to read and write to an interdisciplinary
enquiry into the various roles of writing and reading in the full range of
social and psychological functions in both modern and developing societies.
It does so by exploring the nature and development of writing systems, the
relations between speech and writing, the history of the social uses of
writing, the evolution of conventions of reading, the social and
developmental dimensions of acquiring literate competencies, and, more
generally, the conceptual and cognitive dimensions of literacy as a set of
social practices. Contributors to the volume are leading scholars drawn
from such disciplines as linguistics, literature, history, anthropology,
psychology, the neurosciences, cultural psychology, and education.

Part I. Literacy as a Scientific Subject:
1. The literacy episteme (from Innis to Derrida), Jens Brockmeier and David

Part II. Literacy and Language:
2. Grammotology, Peter T. Daniels;
3. Speech and writing, Roy Harris;
4. The origins and co-evolution of literacy and numeracy, Steven Chrisomalis;
5. Are there linguistic consequences of literacy? Comparing the potentials
of language use in speech and writing, Douglas Biber;
6. Becoming a literate language user: oral and written text construction
across adolescence, Ruth A. Berman and Dorit Ravid;
7. The challenge of academic language, Catherine Snow and Paola Uccelli;
8. The basic processes in reading: insights from neuroscience, Usha Goswami;
9. Language and literacy from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, Karl
Magnus Petersson, Martin Ingvaar, and Alexandra Reis;

Part III. Literacy and Literatures:
10. Ways of reading, Elizabeth Long;
11. Conventions of reading, Heather Murray;
12. Literacy, reading and concepts of the self, Carolyn Steedman;
13. Reading as a woman, being read as a woman, Lisbeth Larsson;
14. Literacy and the history of science, Karine Chemla;
15. Scientific literacy, Steven Norris and Linda Phillips;
16. Digital literacy, Teresa Dobson and John Willinsky;
17. Literacy, video games and popular culture, James Paul Gee;

Part IV. Literacy and Society:
18. Ethnography of writing and reading, Brian Street;
19. The origins of Western literacy: literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome,
Rosalind Thomas;
20. Literacy from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, c. 300-800,
Nicholas Everett;
21. Chinese literacy, Feng Wang, Yaching Tsai and William Shi-Yuan Wang;
22. The elephant in the room: language and literacy in the Arab world,
Niloofar Haeri;
23. Literacy, modernization, the intellectual community and civil society
in the western world, Frits van Holthoon;

Part V. Literacy and Education:
24. The teaching of literacy skills in Western Europe: an historical
perspective (16th to 20th centuries), A.-M. Chartier;
25. The configuration of literacy as a domain of knowledge, Liliana
26. Literate thinking: metalinguistics and metacognition, Bruce Homer;
27. Cultural and developmental predispositions to literacy, Alison Garton
and Chris Pratt;
28. Literacy and international development: education and literacy as human
rights, Joe Farrell;
29. Adult literacy education in industrialized nations, Tom Sticht;
30. New technologies for literacy and international development, Daniel
31. Literacy theory and literacy policy, David Olson.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng )

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