Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy

Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Frances Christie,J. R. Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441169725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology. Bernstein's sociology of knowledge makes a distinction between horizontal and vertical discourses as ways in which knowledge is transmitted in institutional settings, with teachers as agents of symbolic control. Systemic functional linguists have explored educational discourse according to similar hierarchies, and by bringing the two perspectives together this book shows the impact of language on knowledge and pedagogy. The contributors examine the different structures of knowledge and the flow of information within the school context, but also according to language in early childhood, literacy, English, the social sciences, science and mathematics. The result is a progressive and dynamic analysis of knowledge structures at work in educational institutions. Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy makes a major contribution to linguistics, applied linguistics and educational theory. It will be of interest to researchers working in these areas.
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Disciplinarity: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Frances Christie,Karl Maton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441142819

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Disciplinary knowledge is under threat in the modern world. Claims abound that we are entering a landscape in which the division of disciplines is obsolete, implying a commitment to outdated values in scholarship. Notions of 'discipline' are critiqued as reflecting social power and representing the worldview of dominant social groups. By addressing and challenging such claims, this edited collection argues that proclamations of the death of disciplines have been greatly overstated. Not only are the notions of disciplinarity still important for understanding how we come to know the world, but this volume demonstrates how significant disciplinarity is to understanding different forms of knowledge if we wish to improve the building of knowledge and educational practice. Using analytical tools from systemic functional linguistics theory and social realist sociology, this volume illustrates how different disciplines can collaborate and cross-fertilize successfully, without losing their distinctive insights and disciplinary integrity. The subsequent theory developed will thereby extend both linguistic and sociological approaches to the topic and make a major contribution to educational theory.
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The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics

Author: Tom Bartlett,Gerard O'Grady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315413884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 706

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The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics brings together internationally renowned scholars of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to provide a space for critical examination of the key tenets underpinning SFL theory. Uniquely, it includes description of the three main strands within contemporary SFL scholarship: Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar, Martin’s discourse semantics and Fawcett’s Cardiff Grammar. In five sections and thirty-eight interdisciplinary chapters, this is the first handbook to cover the whole architecture of SFL theory, comprising: ? the ontology and epistemology of SFL; SFL as a clause grammar; lexicogrammar below the clause, and SFL’s approach to constituency; SFL’s vibrant theory of language above the clause; and SFL as a theory of praxis with real-world applications. With a wide range of language examples, a comprehensive editors’ introduction and a section on further reading, The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics is an essential resource for all those studying and researching SFL or functional grammar.
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Knowledge and the Future of the Curriculum

International Studies in Social Realism

Author: B. Barrett,E. Rata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137429267

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This collection explores why powerful knowledge matters for social justice and discusses its implications for curriculum and pedagogy. The contributors argue that the purpose of education is to provide all students with access to powerful knowledge so that they acquire the means to move beyond their experiences and enhance their lives.
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Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres

Author: Carmen Sancho Guinda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137030828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres brings together a range of perspectives on two of the most important and contested concepts in applied linguistics: stance and voice. International experts provide an accessible, yet authoritative introduction to key issues and debates surrounding these terms.
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Knowledge and Pedagogy

The Sociology of Basil Bernstein

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567501117

Category: Education

Page: 440

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Thematically organized around the major concerns of Basil Bernstein's work as a sociologist, this book includes chapters from some of the leading sociologists and educational scholars. Each section attempts to provide a critical evaluation of Bernstein's work, framed within four interrelated contexts: his sociological theory, sociology of language and code theory, sociology of education and social reproduction, and the influence of his sociology on educational research. In a separate section, Bernstein himself responds to the earlier chapters. The book examines Bernstein's sociology of schools in relation to his general sociological theory and in doing so demonstrates that sociology is an essential lens for understanding the structure and processes of schooling. It also provides a critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of Bernstein's work, as well as a correction to current work in education, which eschews theory in favor of practicality.
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Literacy and Social Responsibility

Multiple Perspectives

Author: Frances Christie,Alyson Simpson

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781845536435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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This volume brings together a number of people professionally engaged in the study of literacy, some from the context of Literacy Education, others from the context of Social Work
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The Relation of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Author: Olga Miseska Tomic,Roger W. Shuy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461319234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The relationship of theoretical and applied linguistics has lately prompted numer ous debates. This volume originated at one of them. The essence of most of the chapters, of all of them except Fraser's and Davies's, was actually presented at the Round Table on "The Relationships of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics," organized during the 7th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, held in Brus sels, in August 1984. Individually and collectively the chapters assembled here offer support to the idea that applied linguistics should not be juxtaposed to theoretical linguistics; it is a field of research with theoretical as well as applied aspects. Written by different authors from a wide variety of different countries, the chapters may at times express views that are not totally consistent. Nevertheless, we believe that the variability of viewpoints counts among the merits (rather than the defaults) of this internationally written and edited volume. It is our hope that it will prove stimulating to linguists and practitioners in related fields and instructive to students. We wish to express our thanks to Albert Valdman for the interest he has shown in the volume and to record our appreciation to our editors, in particular Eliot Werner and Declan Scully, for their tolerance and patience.
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Analysing Academic Writing

Contextualized Frameworks

Author: Louise Ravelli,Robert A. Ellis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826488022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.
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The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Dr. Jean Conteh,Gabriela Meier

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.
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