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Journal Title: Linguistics and Education
Volume/Issue:   24/1
Issue Title: Cumulative Learning in Secondary Schooling
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 1. Cumulative knowledge-building in secondary schooling: Guest editors’ preface
Pages 1-3
J.R. Martin, Karl Maton

2. Knowledge and school talk: Intellectual accommodations to literacy?
Pages 4-7
Peter Freebody

3. Making semantic waves: A key to cumulative knowledge-building
Pages 8-22
Karl Maton

3. Embedded literacy: Knowledge as meaning
Pages 23-37
J.R. Martin

4. Time travel: The role of temporality in enabling semantic waves in secondary school teaching
Pages 38-49
Erika Matruglio, Karl Maton, J.R. Martin

5. Jointly constructing semantic waves: Implications for teacher training
Pages 50-63
Lucy Macnaught, Karl Maton, J.R. Martin, Erika Matruglio

6. School knowledge in talk and writing: Taking ‘when learners know’ seriously
Pages 64-74
Peter Freebody
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.813