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Title: Literacy
Edited By: Brian V. Street
Nancy H. Hornberger
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9200-7
Description:

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

*Part of a series but this volume also stands on its own
*Draws on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of
literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers
*Features contributions from authors originating from nine different countries

Literacy is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and
Education, the first attempt to overview an area which has emerged as a
coherent and exciting field of study in the last two decades. While forming
part of a series of ten volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing
on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of
literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organised
in three main sections: Literacies and Social Theory, Literacies and Social
Institutions and Living Literacies – Social and Cultural Experience. The
approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse
as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology. The
international flavour of the volume is reflected not only in the choice of
contributors from nine different countries but also in the emphasis
throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Ling & Literature
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789048192007
Pages: 424
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95