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Situating literacy within a theory of discourse: creating imaginary letters.

Pitt, Kathy (2002) Situating literacy within a theory of discourse: creating imaginary letters. Ways of Knowing, 2. pp. 54-63. ISSN 1472-7617

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    Abstract

    In this paper I give a brief outline of Chouliaraki and Fairclough’s theory of the role of language within and between social practice and Bernstein’s theory of recontextualisation, and then go on to situate literacy within the moment of discourse and explain how literacy will vary according to social practice. I illustrate how critical discourse analysis can illuminate this variation by analysing three events involving letter writing; two of which take place in educational practices. This analysis shows how letter writing can be transformed into an imaginary act in the classroom.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Ways of Knowing
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
    ID Code: 1767
    Deposited By: Dr Kathy Pitt
    Deposited On: 22 Feb 2008 11:18
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:16
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1767

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