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  • Through the Magic Doorby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As the creator of one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a fair amount of credibility when it came to literary matters. In this volume, Conan Doyle presents his views of literature and the pleasures of reading, and even offers some suggestions and recommendations from among his own favorites. more...

  • Social Literaciesby Brian V. Street

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and writing and the multiple character of literacy practices.... more...

  • Writing(s) at the Crossroadsby Georgeta Cislaru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    In this paper we briefly introduce keystroke logging as a research method in writing research, focusing more explicitly on the recently developed linguistic analysis technique. In a case study of two elderly people (healthy versus demented), we illustrate some aspects of this linguistic approach. This analysis aggregates event-based data from the character... more...

  • A Pedagogy of Multiliteraciesby Bill Cope; Mary Kalantzis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The concept of 'Multiliteracies' has gained increasing influence since it was coined by the New London Group in 1994. This collection edited by two of the original members of the group brings together a representative range of authors, each of whom has been involved in the application of the pedagogy of Multiliteracies. more...

  • The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guideby Erin Gruwell; The Freedom Writers

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 21.95

    Designed for educators by the teacher who nurtured and created the Freedom Writers, this standards-based teachers? guide includes innovative teaching techniques that will engage, empower, and enlighten. In response to thousands of letters and e-mails from teachers across the country who learned about Erin Gruwell and her amazing students in The Freedom... more...

  • A Better Pencilby Dennis Baron

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99

    Computers, now the writer's tool of choice, are still blamed by skeptics for a variety of ills, from speeding writing up to the point of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing process, to destroying the English language itself. A Better Pencil puts our complex, still-evolving hate-love relationship with computers and the internet... more...

  • Flying Carpetby Diana Yue

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2000; US$ 45.00

    From the pen of one of Hong Kong's leading writers, Xi Xi (1930 - ), flying Carpet mirrors the past and present of Fertillia, an island city situated on the south-eastern coast of the huge country of Dragonland. Fertillia is of course Hong Kong, and the novel is part history and part imagination, a rich tapestry of the local material culture and... more...

  • Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9-14by Sonja Cole

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    "Authoritative and highly readable text. . . . The author's knowledge and enthusiasm are evident in this excellent offering." - School Library Journal more...

  • European Vernacular Literacyby Joshua A. Fishman

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 19.95

    In this major new text, Joshua Fishman charts the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, and the major social, economic, religious, political, demographic, educational and philosophical changes that attended it. Following the story up until the present day, the book examines the people who became leaders of the growth of vernacular literacy in Europe,... more...

  • Reading Academic Hebrewby Nitza Krohn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 70.00

    Through straightforward exposition of rules, numerous examples from scholarly texts, and models demonstrating how to use linguistic information in the text as clues to meaning, the book articulates the grammatical and semantic knowledge that native Hebrew readers bring to the task of reading complex academic prose. It is aimed at students and researchers... more...