1st Edition

Critical Language Awareness

By Norman Fairclough Copyright 1992
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    The proliferation of language awareness has now led to a need for a reassessment of the nature and functions of language awareness. This accessible collection of essays addresses that need in developing a more rigorous and critical theoretical underpinning for what language awareness is and should do. In particular, it argues that there needs to be a greater awareness of the social and political issues, and the context within which language awareness work is set.

    List of contributors

    1. Introduction, Norman Fairclough

    Part I: Language Awareness: Critical and Non-critical Approaches
    2. The appropriacy of `appropriateness', Norman Fairclough

    Part II: Critical Language Awareness in Diverse Educational Contexts
    3. Critical literacy awareness in the EFL classroom, Catherine Wallace
    4. Making it work - communication skills training at a black housing association, Pete Sayers
    5. Principles and practice of CLA in the classroom, Romy Clark
    6. Who's who in academic writing?, Roz Ivanic and John Simpson
    7. The construction of gender in a teenage magazine, Mary Talbot

    Part III: Critical Language Awareness in Schools
    8. English teaching, information technology and critical language awareness, Michael Stubbs
    9. `What I've always known but never been told': euphemisms, school discourse and empowerment, Malcolm McKenzie
    10. Initial steps towards critical practice in primary schools, Paul Clarke and Nick Smith
    11. Critical approaches to language, learning and pedagogy: a case study, Lesley Lancaster and Rhiannan Taylor
    12. Whose resource? Minority languages, bilingual learners and language awareness, Arvindh Bhatt and Marilyn Martin-Jones

    Part IV: Critical language awareness and emancipatory discourse, Hilary Janks and Roz Ivanic



    Norman Fairclough