"Multilingual Literacies: Reading & writing different worlds"
- Here's another title that looks quite interesting. Does anyone know
of a bibliography on-line that would have such titles?
Martin-Jones, M. and Jones, K. (2000) Multilingual Literacies:
Reading and writing different worlds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
The research in this collection lies at the interface between the
fields of bilingualism and literacy. It deepens our understanding of
the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens
up new lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors
incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields
and provide detailed accounts of everyday practices of reading and
writing in different multilingual settings. The focus is primarily on
linguistic minority groups in Britain and on the language and
literacy experiences of children and adults in rural and urban
communities. Together, the chapters of the volume build up a rich and
illuminating picture of specific ways in which literacy is bound up
with cultural practices and with different ways of seeing the world.
They also address fundamental questions about the relationship
between language,literacy and power in multi-ethnic contexts.