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Title: Advances in Language and Education
Edited By: Anne McCabe
Michael J. O'Donnell
Rachel Whittaker

This book examines new functional approaches to language and education, and
the impact of these on literacy in the classroom. The first section looks
at issues of multimodality, in which the definition of a text is expanded
to include not only that which is written down, but also the interaction of
writing, graphics, and audiovisual material. The contributors explore ways
in which language education can be expanded to deal with multimodal
discourse, whether in children’s books, in textbooks, or on the web. The
second section looks at how critical discourse analysis and appraisal
theory can be used as tools for assessing the effectiveness of student
writing and literacy achievement, and also for helping developing writers
to write more successfully. The final section argues that corpus-based
studies of language have changed the way we see language, and that the way
we teach language should evolve in line with these changes. This appealing
survey of new directions in language and education includes contributions
from internationally renowned scholars. It will be of interest to
researchers in systemic functional linguistics, or language and education.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826489605
ISBN-13: 9780826489609
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00