Discourse and Education: Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 3

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Marilyn Martin-Jones, Anne-Marie de Mejía, Nancy H. Hornberger
Springer Netherlands, Jul 31, 2010 - Education - 412 pages
This volume surveys the research on discourse and education, adopting the broadest definition of ‘discource’. • Discourse as ‘talk-in-interaction’, commonly espoused in studies of classroom discourse since the 1970s. • Discourse as ‘ways of understanding and constituting the social world’, the critical, post-structuralist view of discourse as a source of power. Several themes resonate across the four sections and the chapters within them: • Widening the scope of enquiry, combining approaches to discourse • Linking the study of discourse with ethnography • Dealing with the changing nature of contemporary patterns of communication This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

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Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication. Marilyn Martin-Jones is professor of Languages in Education and Director of the MOSAIC Centre. Anne-Marie de Mejía is associate professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Columbia.