LINGUIST List 25.1395

Mon Mar 24 2014

Books: Dimensions of Literacy: Kucer

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <>

Date: 24-Mar-2014
From: Harriet Connor <>
Subject: Dimensions of Literacy: Kucer
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Title: Dimensions of Literacy
Subtitle: A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings, 4th Edition
Published: 2014
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Stephen B. Kucer
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415826464 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 54.95

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded.

Changes in the Fourth Edition include: Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy learning; More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation and learner construction; Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies; Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text; Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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