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Title: Handbook of Research on New Literacies
Edited By: Julie Coiro
Michele Knobel
Colin Lankshear
Donald Leu
URL: http://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Handbook-of-Research-on-New-Literacies-isbn9780805856521
Description:

Situated at the intersection of two of the most important areas in
educational research today – literacy and technology – this Handbook draws
on the potential of each while carving out important new territory. It
provides leadership for this newly emerging field, directing scholars to
the major issues, theoretical perspectives, and interdisciplinary research
concerning new literacies.

Features:

-brings together a diverse international team of editors and chapter authors
-provides an extensive collection of research reviews in a critical area of
educational research
-makes visible the multiple perspectives and theoretical frames that
currently -drive work in new literacies
-establishes important space for the emerging field of new literacies research
-includes a unique Commentary section

The Handbook of Research on New Literacies is intended for the literacy
research community including scholars and students from the traditional
reading and writing research communities in education and educational
psychology as well as those from information science, cognitive science,
psychology, sociolinguistics, computer mediated communication, and other
related areas that find literacy to be an important area of investigation.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 080585651X
ISBN-13: 9780805856514
Pages: 1096
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ISBN: 0805856528
ISBN-13: 9780805856521
Pages: 1096
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95