Literacy An Introduction to the Ecology of Written Language

ISBN-10: 1405111437

ISBN-13: 9781405111430

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David Barton
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Description: This introduction to the expanding field of literacy studies has been fully revised for the second edition. It explores recent developments and new research that has contributed to our understanding of literacy practices, reflecting on the interdisciplinary growth of the study of reading and writing over the past decade. An introductory textbook on the growing field of literacy studies, fully updated for the new edition Includes new sections detailing recent completed studies of literacy practices, and the use of new technologies Distinguishes between the competing definitions of literacy in contemporary society, and examines the language and learning theories which underpin new views of literacy Now features additional material on cross-cultural perspectives, US-based examples, and information detailing current educational policy.

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
Preface to first edition
An Integrated Approach to Literacy Introduction Literacy in Everyday Life The Study of Literacy Outline of the Book
Talking About Literacy Metaphors for Literacy
Theories and Metaphors Metaphors and thinking Definitions of Literacy
Literacy Studies Looking for a metaphor The ecological metaphor
The Social Basis of Literacy Practices and Events
Literacies and Domains Broader Social Relations
Literacy as Communication Literacy as Thought
Values and Awareness Individual History Social History
Researching Literacy Practices Researching Literacy as Social
Practice Research Methods Local and Community
Literacy Practices Multilingual Literacy Practices
Literacy is Gendered Workplace Literacy Practices
The Social Patterning of Literacy Practices
Literacy Embedded in Language Literacy and Language
From registers to genres and discourses Texts and intertextuality
Taking Meaning from Texts Language Mediates
Configurations of Language Written and Spoken Language are Different
Continua from Written to Spoken Configurations of Language Decontextualized and Explicit?
Writing Systems and Other Notations Writing
Systems Comparing writing systems Other Notations
Points in History Introduction
The Archaeology of Literacy What is writing?
Earlier forms of symbolic representation
Early uses of writing Literacy and Historical
Change Writing as evolution Evolution towards the alphabet?
Contact and change A Social History of Literacy
The development of printing
The development of a literate culture
The Roots of Literacy Introduction Approaches to Learning Learning to Speak
Emergent Literacy Reading to Children Literacy Events Writing Knowing about Literacy
Public Definitions of Literacy
The Skill of Reading Writer as Scribe and as Author
The Literary View of Literacy
The Professional Writer
School Practices Introduction
What Goes On in Schools Talk around texts From home to school Literacy as Language
Adults and World Literacy Introduction Functional Literacy
Industrialized Countries Language Issues in Adult Literacy
Some Implications of an Ecological View
Literacy in Education Global Literacy
Notes
References
Index
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