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Learning to Write - Gunther Kress

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Published: 2nd December 1993
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This classic text poses two questions: what is it that a child learns when s/he learns to write? What can we learn about children, society and ourselves by looking at this process? This book is based on close analysis of children's writing.First published in 1982, this influential and classic text poses two questions: what is it that a child learns when he or she learns to write? What can we learn about children, society and ourselves, by looking at this process? The book is based on a close analysis of a series of written texts by primary school children and is written for student teachers with little or no knowledge of linguistics. In this new edition, Gunther Kress has made extensive revisions in the light of recent developments in linguistics and in education.The theoretical focus is now a social semiotic one, which allows a fundamental rethinking of issues such as 'preliteracy' and broad social and cultural questions around the making of texts.

Prefacep. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiv
Learning to Writep. 1
Speech and Writingp. 17
Children's Speech and Children's Writingp. 43
The Development of the Concept of 'sentence' in Children's Writingp. 71
Genrep. 98
Linguistic and Conceptual Development: Conjoined Sentence Structuresp. 127
The Expression of Causality in Children's Languagep. 158
'Errors'p. 179
Questions in a Social Theory of Literacyp. 194
of Textsp. 238
Bibliographyp. 240
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415072410
ISBN-10: 0415072417
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 2nd December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition