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Title Academic literacy and the languages of change / edited by Lucia Thesen and Ermien van Pletzen
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: The politics of place in academic literacy work; 1 Discourses of English and literacy in a Western Cape township school; 2 'Use your own words' -- impossible exhortations; 3 'I want to write about the Dalai Lama ... ': Literacies in transition; 4 Intertextual analysis: a research tool for uncovering the writer's emerging meanings; 5 A body of reading: making 'visible' the reading experiences of first-year medical students; 6 Change as additive: harnessing students' multimodal semiotic resources in an Engineering curriculum
Summary This book is an analysis of student literacy in an academic setting, and how this has changed due to political, economic and social factors. The contributors, who are all engaged in academic literacy work at a South African university, use the theoretical tradition of New Literacy Studies as developed by theorists such as James Gee, Brian Street and Gnnther Kress, and apply this to a case study of one university in the changing context of South Africa. Academic Literacy and the Languages of Change will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching sociolinguistics, or language and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Literacy -- South Africa.
Sociolinguistics -- South Africa.
Students -- South Africa -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Thesen, Lucia.
Van Pletzen, Ermien.
ISBN 0826487750 (hbk.)
1847142524 (electronic bk.)
9780826487759 (hbk.)
9781847142528 (electronic bk.)