LINGUIST List 8.595

Fri Apr 25 1997

Books: Literacy, Arabic Lingusitics

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Message 1: Literacy, Arabic Lingusitics

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 16:56:02 -0400
From: Tony Schiavo <tonybenjamins.com>
Subject: Literacy, Arabic Lingusitics

LITERACY


THE SOCIAL USES OF LITERACY. THEORY AND PRACTICE IN CONTEMPORARY
SOUTH AFRICA. Mastin Prinsloo & Mignonne Breier (eds.)

This work challenges state-driven policy and provision in South
Africa for the construction of a national delivery system for
adult literacy that is part of a program for Adult Basic
Education. The argument is that many people who are the target
of this system will be unwilling to participate at the entry
point of literacy acquisition unless a reconceptualization of
the nature of literacy use by adults is made. Using fascinating
and carefully documented case-study material, this book raises
vital questions about literacy and illiteracy, and about adult
education. Above all, it questions the efficacy of any literacy
program which fails to acknowledge the many ways in which
uneducated and so called 'illiterate' people already use
reading, writing and numeracy in their everyday lives. Drawing
on the theory and methods of the New Literacy Studies, this book
reveals the complexity and diversity of uneducated people's uses
of literacy. It raises important questions for policy makers
everywhere about how adults should be taught in relation to
their own experiences and needs, and about the value of
mass-scale adult literacy programs aimed at so called
'illiterates'. 1996 viii, 279 pp. Studies in Written Language
and Literacy, 4

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 320 3 Price: US$69.00
Paper: 1 55619 321 1 Price: US$24.95

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 1795 5 Price:Hfl. 120,--
Paper: 90 272 1796 3 Price: Hfl. 50,--

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ARABIC LINGUISTICS


PERSPECTIVES ON ARABIC LINGUISTICS IX. PAPERS FROM THE ANNUAL
SYMPOSIUM ON ARABIC LINGUISTICS, WASHINGTON DC 1995

Mushira Eid & Dilworth Parkinson (eds.) This volume includes
twelve papers selected from the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic
Linguistics, held at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.,
1995. Three of the papers deal with codeswitching with Arabic,
two with the acquisition of Arabic, and four with different
aspects of Arabic grammatical structure. The volume also
includes three papers presenting data on negation in some Arabic
dialects (including those of Yemen, Morocco, Egypt). The
topics are diverse and include Arabic and constraints on
codeswitching, verb embeddings and collocations in
codeswitching, ellipsis in child language acquisition, clitic
left dislocation, parameter resetting in second language
acquisition, accessing pharyngeal place, and the derivation of
imperatives. Contributions by: Carol Myers-Scotton; Janice
Jake & Maha Okasha; Louis Boumans; David Wilmsen; Michael
Gibson; Leila Lalami; Kimary Shahin; Elabbas Benmamoun; Naomi
Bolotin; Lamya Abdulkarim; Martine Vanhove; Marie-Claude
Simeone-Senelle; Elizabeth Bergman.

1996 xiii, 249 pp. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 141

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 596 6 Price: US$84.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 3645 3 Price: Hfl. 150,--

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