5th Edition

Social Linguistics and Literacies
Ideology in Discourses





ISBN 9781138853867
Published March 17, 2015 by Routledge
282 Pages

USD $62.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book 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

...
View More

Author(s)

Biography

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