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Sociocultural Approaches to Language and Literacy : An Interactionist Perspective - Vera John-Steiner

Sociocultural Approaches to Language and Literacy

An Interactionist Perspective

By: Vera John-Steiner (Editor), Carolyn P. Panofsky (Editor), Larry W. Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th August 1994
ISBN: 9780521373012
Number Of Pages: 416

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One of the most crucial areas of education--the acquisition of literacy--is examined here with an effective combination of theory and practice. The sociocultural perspective is illustrated through descriptions of learning by populations usually neglected in treatments of literacy--American Sign Language users, second-language speakers, and minority students. The book covers a broad range of ages, ethnic backgrounds, locations, and literacy concerns from preschool to law school. Although the populations and literacy issues are diverse, the book's unity is provided by a broadly shared theoretical framework.

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"This is an interdisciplinary book that...effectively illustrates the impact of the sociocultural perspective proposed by Vygotsky by describing its applicability to the language learning process of a wide range of groups...The major contribution of this book is...the demonstration of the versatility and generalizability of the Vygotskian theory. The maxim that there is nothing better than a good theory is clearly proven in this book." Chieh Li and Ena Vasquez Nuttall, Contemporary Psychology

Introduction to the Volume
Introduction to the Section
An interactionist approach to the analysis of similarities and differences between spoken and written language
Repair in spontaneous speech: A window on second language development
Struggling for a voice: An interactionist view of language and literacy in Deaf Education
Introduction to the Section
Nonverbal factors in the interpsychic to intrpsychic internalisation of objects
An ecological approach to the emergence of the lexicon: Socializing attention
Learning how to explain: the effects of mother's language on the child
Developing the representational functions of language: the role of parent-child book reading activity
The implications of Vygotskian theory for the development of home-school programs: A focus on storybook reading
Vygotsky in the classroom: An interactionist literacy framework in mathematics
Functunal Systems
Introduction to the Section
Adults learning literacy: The role of private speech in reading comprehension
From 'Paj Ntaub' to paragraphs: Perspectives on Hmong processes of composing
Toward a definition of law school readiness
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ISBN: 9780521373012
ISBN-10: 0521373018
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 26th August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.78

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