LINGUIST List 22.4736

Mon Nov 28 2011

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Stroud, Wee

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        1.     Laura Longworth , Style, Identity and Literacy: Stroud, Wee

Message 1: Style, Identity and Literacy: Stroud, Wee
Date: 28-Nov-2011
From: Laura Longworth <>
Subject: Style, Identity and Literacy: Stroud, Wee
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Title: Style, Identity and Literacy Subtitle: English in Singapore Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies Published: 2011 Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Christopher Stroud Author: Lionel Wee Hardback: ISBN: 9781847695963 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847695963 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847695956 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847695956 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

Style, Identity and Literacy: English in Singapore is a qualitative study of theliteracy practices of a group of Singaporean adolescents, relating their patternsof interaction - both inside and outside the classroom - to the different levels ofsocial organization in Singaporean society (home, peer group and school).Combining field data gathered through a series of detailed interviews withavailable classroom observations, the study focuses on six adolescents fromdifferent ethnic and social backgrounds as they negotiate the learning of Englishagainst the backdrop of multilingual Singapore. This book provides socialexplanations for the difficulties and challenges these adolescents face bydrawing on current developments in sociolinguistics, literacy studies, Englishlanguage teaching and language policy.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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