ERIC Number: EJ399918
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction.
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v171 n1 p5-17 1989
Argues that the focus of literacy studies or applied linguistics should not be language, or literacy, but social practices. Introduces a concept of language usage called "Discourse," incorporating words, acts, values, beliefs, attitudes, and social identities as well as gestures, glances, body positions, and clothes. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with title "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Essays by James Paul Gee."