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Title: Language, Education and Discourse
Subtitle: Functional Approaches
Edited By: Joseph A Foley
Series Title: Open Linguistics Series

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 in kindergarten and primary school. Part two furthers this analysis by looking at discourse in secondary and tertiary education. The contributors pose questions about the ideological content of reading material, 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 in the latest functional perspectives on language and education.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826461875
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 340
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00