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Investigating Classroom Talk : Social Research and Educational Studies Series - A Edwards

Investigating Classroom Talk

Social Research and Educational Studies Series

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1994
ISBN: 9780750703253
Number Of Pages: 203

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In this fully revised and extended edition, Tony Edwards and David Westgate continue to examine methods of investigation for use in classrooms and ways in which researchers and teachers may advance their knowledge of classroom talk. They have taken the opportunity to add material on oracy and the importance of spoken language in the curriculum.; All research evidence and bibliographic material has been revised and updated. This book should continue to be an important text for a new generation of students and researchers in language and linguistics, social science and education studies.

Series Editor's Preface to the Second Edition
Glossary of Essential terms
Introductionp. 1
A Rationale for Researching Classroom Talkp. 9
The Educational Status of Classroom Talkp. 11
The Status of Talk as Evidencep. 15
Concepts and Terminologyp. 17
Characteristic Patterns of Classroom Talkp. 29
Varieties of Classroom Languagep. 29
Varieties of Classroom Discoursep. 38
Status, Knowledge, and Unequal Communicative Rightsp. 44
Research Purposes, Practices and Problemsp. 55
Choice of Approachp. 56
Recording and Transcribingp. 60
Reality Observedp. 74
Reality Reportedp. 78
Coding Classroom Interactionp. 83
Systematic Classroom Observation: Purposes and Methodsp. 83
Systematic Classroom Observation: Assumptions and Limitationsp. 96
Interpreting Classroom Communication: Turns, Sequences and Meaningsp. 101
Learning the 'Language'p. 101
Curriculum and Communicationp. 106
The Methodical Management of Turns and Topicsp. 113
The 'Essential' Teaching Exchangep. 124
Analyses of Classroom Discoursep. 134
A Linguistic Viewp. 134
'Normal' Classroom Discoursep. 138
Competence in the Classroomp. 149
A Language Gap Between Home and School?p. 162
Conclusionp. 169
Annotated Bibliographyp. 172
Referencesp. 175
Author Indexp. 193
Subject Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780750703253
ISBN-10: 0750703253
Series: Social Research and Educational Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 22nd July 1994
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 13.82  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition