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Language and Literacy

Functional Approaches



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This volume examines the relationship between language and literacy from a systemic functional perspective. The book starts with a retrospective view on the development of systemic functional linguistics hand-in-hand with language education practices, written by eminent linguists Michael Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan, and then shows how this approach has developed, and informed language education policy and theory. The second section presents examples of how considerations of literacy education are carried out in educational systems around the world based on systemic functional linguistics. The contributors examine issues such as metadiscourse, genre, cultural politics, and how systemic functional grammar can help to raise literacy standards. The final section looks at literacy in more specific disciplines at school and university, including history, literature, and student writing. The essays collected here present a comprehensive analysis of language and literacy from a systemic functional perspective, written by academics at the forefront of the field. It will be of interest to researchers in systemic functional linguistics, or language and education.

Author Biography

Dr Rachel Whittaker is Lecturer at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Dr Mick O'Donnell is Research Fellow at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Dr Anne McCabe is Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain, where she is Head of the ESL programme.
Release date NZ
December 8th, 2006
Edited by Anne McCabe Edited by Mick O'Donnell Edited by Rachel Whittaker
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1, black & white illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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