LINGUIST List 23.4975

Thu Nov 29 2012

Books: Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation: Mickan

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Date: 28-Nov-2012
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Subject: Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation: Mickan
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Title: Language Curriculum Design and SocialisationPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Peter Mickan

Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698308 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 99.95Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698308 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 69.95Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698292 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 19.95Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698292 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 29.95


This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a programfor language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes manyexamples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewalbased on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and forassessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the bookcombines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learninglanguage as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculumaround social practices and their texts rather than presenting language asgrammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teachereducators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teachingchildren and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education aswell as serving as a practical guide for students.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Cascadilla Press

Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association - ELRA

Georgetown University Press

Hodder Education

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

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Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

SIL International

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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