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  • The Discourse of Reading Groupsby David Peplow; Joan Swann; Paola Trimarco; Sara Whiteley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Of interest in their own terms as a significant cultural practice, reading groups also provide a window on the everyday interpretation of literary texts. While reading is often considered a solitary process, reading groups constitute a form of social reading, where interpretations are produced and displayed in discourse. The Discourse of Reading... more...

  • Literacy in Practiceby Patrick Thomas; Pamela Takayoshi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The rise of New Literacy Studies and the shift from studying reading and writing as a technical process to examining situated literacies?what people do with literacy in particular social situations?has focused attention toward understanding the connections between reading and writing practices and the broader social goals and cultural practices... more...

  • English Studies Beyond the ?Center?by Myles Chilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses the shape of English studies beyond the ?center? by analyzing how the discipline has developed, and by considering how lessons from this analysis relate to the discipline as a whole. The book aims to open a cross-disciplinary conversation about the nature of the English major in both non-Anglophone and Anglophone countries by addressing... more...

  • Literacy Theories for the Digital Ageby Kathy A. Mills

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 25.00

    Literacy Theories for the Digital Age insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including Socio-cultural, Critical, Multimodal, Socio-spatial, Socio-material and Sensory Literacies. The brand new Sensory Literacies approach is... more...

  • Language for Lifeby Lyn Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    We all recognise how important first impressions are,?something often formed by how well we speak and write. Language for Life shows?how language can be mastered by children and how what they have learned can be carried throughout their lives.? This indispensable guidebook for teachers arms pupils with the mental skill of thinking about language.... more...

  • Handbook of Writing Research, Second Editionby Charles A. MacArthur; Steve Graham; Jill Fitzgerald

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 75.00

    The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used... more...

  • Readability: Text and Contextby Alan Bailin; Ann Grafstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book explores what makes a book readable by bringing together the relevant literature and theories, and situating them within a unified account. It provides a single resource that offers a principled discussion of the issues and their applications. more...

  • The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodiaby Yuto Kitamura; D. Brent Edwards Jr.; Chhinh Sitha; James H. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    In the most in-depth look at education in Cambodia to date, scholars long engaged in research on Cambodia provide historical context and unpack key issues of high relevance to Cambodia and other developing countries as they expand and modernize their education systems and grapple with challenges to providing a quality and equitable education. more...

  • Exploring Literaciesby Helen de Silva Joyce; Susan Feez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 38.00

    This book is a guide to current research and debate in the field of literacies practice and education. It provides both an historical and lifespan view of the field as well as an overview of research methodologies with first-hand examples from a range of researchers involved in literacy research. more...

  • The Style and Timbre of English Speech and Literatureby Marklen E. Konurbaev

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The book introduces the reader into the world of mental perception of literary contents. Based on the research in modern semantics, functional stylistics and cognitive phonetics, it explores the way linguistic elements of a literary work cause readers to form a single perception shape identified as a cultural, literary or social stereotype. more...