Language, knowledge and pedagogy : functional linguistic and sociological perspectives / edited by Frances Christie and J.R. Martin.
- London, England : Bloomsbury, 
1 online resource (282 p.)
- Functionalism (Linguistics)
- Electronic books.
- This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology. Bernstein's sociology of knowledge makes a distinction between horizontal and vertical discourses as ways in which knowledge is transmitted in institutional settings, with teachers as agents of symbolic control. Systemic functional linguists have explored educational discourse according to similar hierarchies, and by bringing the two perspectives together this book shows the impact of language on knowledge and p
- Contents; List of tables; List of figures; Contributors; Section 1: Theoretical Foundations; Section 2: Fields of Discourse - Disciplines of Discourse; Section 3: Research Prospects - Exploring Uncommon Sense; Index
- Originally published: 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Christie, Frances, editor.
Martin, J. R., 1950- editor.
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