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Title: Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy
Subtitle: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives
Edited By: Frances Christie
James R. Martin
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the
perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics,
and Bernstein-inspired sociology. Bernstein's sociology of knowledge makes
a distinction between horizontal and vertical discourses as ways in which
knowledge is transmitted in institutional settings, with teachers as agents
of symbolic control.

Systemic functional linguists have explored educational discourse according
to similar hierarchies, and by bringing the two perspectives together this
book shows the impact of language on knowledge and pedagogy. The
contributors examine the different structures of knowledge and the flow of
information within the school context, but also according to language in
early childhood, literacy, English, the social sciences, science and
mathematics. The result is a progressive and dynamic analysis of knowledge
structures at work in educational institutions.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847065724
ISBN-13: 9781847065728
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
U.S. $ 49.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780826489173
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00