Date: 21-Dec-2006 From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com> Subject: Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Christie, Martin (Eds)
Title: Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy
Subtitle: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Editor: Frances Christie
Editor: J. R. Martin
Hardback: ISBN: 0826489176 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
What makes academic disciplines different from each other? How do these differences affect the way they create and transmit different forms of knowledge? What makes them different from everyday discourse? This book tackles these important questions, exploring the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy in a genuinely transdisciplinary dialogue between systemic functional linguistics and the sociology of Basil Bernstein. The central focus of this cutting edge endeavour is the structure and transmission of academic and educational knowledge: how different disciplines are created, transformed and taught in institutional settings. An international consortium of functional linguists and Bernsteinian sociologists examine the nature of knowledge, the genesis of knowledge forms in early childhood, and the organization of academic subjects, including English, mathematics, social science and natural science. The result is a timely and original analysis of knowledge structures at work in educational institutions. Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy makes a major contribution to linguistics, applied linguistics, sociology and educational theory. It will be of interest to researchers and students working in all these areas.