ERIC Number: EJ383339
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Discourse Systems and Aspirin Bottles: On Literacy.
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v170 n1 p27-40 1988
Any use of language involves the following interlocking systems: (1) referential; (2) contextualization; and (3) ideology. These together constitute culturally viable "discourse systems." Examination of these systems as they operate in daily contexts reveals a paradox in the concept of literacy. (Author/BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Theme issue with the title, "Literacy, Culture, and the Dilemmas of Schooling."