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Social Linguistics and Literacies

Ideology in Discourses, 5th Edition

By James Gee

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282 pages

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Description

In its first edition, Social Linguistics and Literacies was a major contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary field of sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, and was one of the founding texts of the ‘New Literacy Studies’.

This book serves as a classic introduction to the study of language, learning and literacy in their social, cultural and political contexts. It shows how contemporary sociocultural approaches to language and literacy emerged and:

  • Engages with topics such as orality and literacy, the history of literacy, the nature of discourse analysis and social theories of mind and meaning
  • Explores how language functions in a society
  • Surveys the notion of ‘discourse’ with specific reference to cross-cultural issues in communities and schools.

This fifth edition offers an overview of the sociocultural approaches to language and literacy that coalesced into the New Literacy Studies. It also introduces readers to a particular style of analyzing language-in-use-in-society and develops a distinctive specific perspective on language and literacy centered on the notion of "Discourses". It will be of interest to researchers, lecturers and students in education, linguistics, or any field that deals with language, especially in social or cultural terms.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: IDEOLOGY

CHAPTER 2: MEANING

CHAPTER 3: LITERACY CRISES

CHAPTER 4: LITERACY AS SOCIAL

CHAPTER 5: ORALITY AND LITERACY: THE GREAT DEVIDE

CHAPTER 6: THE LITERACY MYTH AND THE HISTORY OF LITERACY

CHAPTER 7: THE CAPACITIES OF LITERACY AND PAULO FREIRE

CHAPTER 8: THE NEW LITERACY STUDIES

CHAPTER 9: SOCIAL LANGUAGES, SITUATED MEANINGS, AND CULTURAL MODELS

CHAPTER 10: CULTURAL MODELS/FIGURED WORLDS IN ACTION

CHAPTER 11: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 12: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS STORIES GO TO SCHOOL

CHAPTER 13: DISCOURSES AND LITERACIES

CHAPTER 14: MORE ON (BIG "D") DISCOURSES

CHAPTER 15: LANGUAGE, INDIVIDUALS, AND DISCOURSES

CHAPTER 16: DISCOURSES, INDIVIDUALS, AND PERFORMANCES

CHAPTER 17: SCIENCE AND THE LIFEWORLD

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

About the Author

James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and a Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN009050
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics