ERIC Number: ED370447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Language and Literacy in Social Practice.
Maybin, Janet, Ed.
Readings on language and literacy within their social context include: "The Problem of Meaning in Primitive Languages" (Bronislaw Malinowski); "Toward Ethnographies of Communication" (Dell Hymes); "Language as Social Semiotic" (M. A. K. Halliday); "Language and Ideology" (V. N. Volosinov); "Family Literacy: Conservation and Change in the Transmission of Literacy Styles and Values" (Denny Taylor); "What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School" (Shirley Brice Heath); "Literacies Among the Panjabis in Southall (Britain)" (Mukul Saxena); "The Struggle for Voice: Narrative, Literacy and Consciousness in an East Harlem School" (Michele Sola, Adrian Bennett); "Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Literacy" (Brian V. Street); "The Legacies of Literacy" (Harvey Graff);"Orality and Literacy: From 'The Savage Mind' to 'Ways With Words'" (James Paul Gee); "Educational Language Planning in England and Wales: Multicultural Rhetoric and Assimilationist Assumptions" (Michael Stubbs); "The Beginnings of English Literary Study in British India" (Gauri Viswanathan); "Gender, Language and the Politics of Literacy" (Kathleen Rockhill); and "The Adult Literacy Process as Cultural Action for Freedom" (Paulo Freire). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Cultural Context, Ethnography, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Research, Language Role, Literacy, Literacy Education, Politics of Education, Public Policy, Reading Skills, Sex Differences, Social Values, Speech Skills, Story Reading, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Skills
Multilingual Matters, Ltd., Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall, Victoria Rd., Clevedon, Avon BS21 7SJ, England, United Kingdom (paperback: ISBN-1-85359-215-3, $24.95; clothbound: ISBN-1-85359-216-1, $69.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: England; India; New York (New York); Wales