Social Linguistics and Literacies

Social Linguistics and Literacies : Ideology in Discourses

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This text attempts to bridge the disciplinary gap between the study of language and literacy, and the study of social theory and critical pedagogy. Topics covered include contemporary, social and cultural approaches to literacy, and key aspects of discourse studies and sociolinguistics.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0748405003
  • 9780748405008

Table of contents

Part 1 Background: ideology and theory - the moral basis of discourse analysis; literacy - from Plato to Freire; background to the "new literacy studies". Part 2 Introduction to sociolinguistics: language and meaning - humans as choosers and guessers; discourses and society - language caught up in the social world. Part 3 A theory of discourses: discourses and literacies - two theorems; individuals, acts and discourses - humans in the act of making and being made by their discourses.
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