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Multilingual Literacies : Reading and Writing Different Worlds :  Reading and Writing Different Worlds - Marilyn Martin-Jones

Multilingual Literacies : Reading and Writing Different Worlds

Reading and Writing Different Worlds

By: Marilyn Martin-Jones (Editor), Kathryn E. Jones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2000
ISBN: 9789027218056
Number Of Pages: 422

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The research in this collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It is intended to deepen understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields and provide accounts of everyday practices of reading and writing in different multilingual settings. The focus is primarily on linguistic minority groups in Britain and ont he language and literacy experiences of children and adults in rural and urban communities. Together, the chapters build up a picture of specific ways in which literacy is bound up with cultural practices and with different way s of seeign the world. They also address fundamental questions about the relationshiop between language, literacy and power in multi-ethnic contexts.

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Introduction: Multilingual literaciesp. 1
Literacy events and literacy practices: theory and practice in the New Literacy Studiesp. 17
Children's Worlds of Literacy: Home, School and Communityp. 31
Work or play? 'Unofficial' literacies in the lives of two East London communitiesp. 37
Power relations and the social construction of 'literacy' and 'illiteracy': the experience of Bangladeshi women in Birminghamp. 55
Learning to read and write at home: the experience of Chinese families in Britainp. 71
Language, literacy and world viewp. 91
Language and literacy practices in Gujarati Muslim familiesp. 103
Children writing in a multilingual nurseryp. 127
Texts, Identities and Adult Worldsp. 145
Enterprising women: multilingual literacies in the construction of new identitiesp. 149
Writing switching in British Creolep. 171
Mediators and mediation in multilingual literacy eventsp. 189
Texts, mediation and social relations in a bureaucratised worldp. 209
Creating Spaces for Multilingual Literacies in Local Community Contextsp. 229
Languages and literacies for autonomyp. 233
Gender, literacy and community publishing in a multilingual contextp. 247
Researching Languages and Literacies in their Social Contextsp. 273
Taking account of history and culture in community-based research on multilingual literacyp. 275
Photography in collaborative research on multilingual literacy practices: images and understandings of researcher and researchedp. 299
Constructing a critical, dialogic approach to research on multilingual literacy: participant diaries and diary interviewsp. 319
Afterword: Multilingual literacies, literacy practices, and the continua of biliteracyp. 353
Bibliographyp. 369
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9789027218056
ISBN-10: 9027218056
Series: Studies in Written Language and Literacy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.6