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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Language and Literacy
Subtitle: Functional Approaches
Edited By: Rachel Whittaker
Michael J. O'Donnell
Anne McCabe
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

This volume examines the relationship between language and literacy from a
systemic functional perspective. The book starts with a retrospective view
on the development of language education practices, written by eminent
linguistics Michael Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan, and then shows how this
approach is implemented today. The second section presents a detailed
analysis of how considerations of literacy education are approached in
educational systems around the world. The contributors examine issues such
as metadiscourse, genre, cultural politics, and how systemic functional
grammar can help to raise literacy standards. The final section looks at
literacy in more specific disciplines, including history, literature,
science and student writing. The essays collected here present a
comprehensive analysis of language and literacy from a systemic functional
perspective, written by academics at the forefront of the field. It will be
of interest to researchers in systemic functional linguistics, or language
and education.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826489478
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00