Advances in Language and Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Examines various functional approaches to language and education, and their impact on literacy in the classroom. This book looks at issues of multimodality and explores ways in which language education can be expanded to deal with multimodal discourse. It is of interest to researchers in systemic functional linguistics, or language and education.

Table of Contents

Introduction : responses to the changing face of language educationp. 1
Multimodality and education
Meaning, learning and representation in a social scmiotic approach to multimodal communicationp. 15
Children's picture book narratives : reading sequences of imagesp. 40
Popular culture in the classroom : interpreting and creating multimodal textsp. 60
Systemic functional multimodal discourse analysis (SF-MDA) approach to mathematics, grammar and literacyp. 77
Multiliteracies for academic purposes : multimodality in textbook and computer-based learning materials in science at universityp. 103
Discourse analysis and education
Applying a critical systemic-functional literacy frame in a UK secondary education contextp. 125
Using appraisal theory to track interpersonal development in adolescent academic writingp. 142
Constructing an effective 'voice' in academic discussion writing : an appraisal theory perspectivep. 166
Arguing in and across disciplinary boundaries : legitimizing strategies in applied linguistics and cultural studiesp. 185
On the 'internal dialogue' between an examination task and pre-university students' responsesp. 201
A discourse analytical study of decontextualization and literaryp. 217
Corpus linguistics and education
Exposure, expectations and probabilities : implications for language learningp. 239
Grammar patterns and literacyp. 254
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