x, 343 pages. Very good original dustwrapper.
Presents an approach to language awareness based upon critical theories of language and language education. This text consists of 13 essays with contributions from both theorists and practitioners on subjects such as language in multicultural education and English as a foreign language.
List of contributorsAcknowledgements1. Introduction, Norman FaircloughPart I: Language Awareness: Critical and Non-critical Approaches2. The appropriacy of `appropriateness', Norman FaircloughPart II: Critical Language Awareness in Diverse Educational Contexts3. Critical literacy awareness in the EFL classroom, Catherine Wallace4. Making it work - communication skills training at a black housing association, Pete Sayers5. Principles and practice of CLA in the classroom, Romy Clark6. Who's who in academic writing?, Roz Ivanic and John Simpson7. The construction of gender in a teenage magazine, Mary TalbotPart III: Critical Language Awareness in Schools8. English teaching, information technology and critical language awareness, Michael Stubbs9. `What I've always known but never been told': euphemisms, school discourse and empowerment, Malcolm McKenzie10. Initial steps towards critical practice in primary schools, Paul Clarke and Nick Smith11. Critical approaches to language, learning and pedagogy: a case study, Lesley Lancaster and Rhiannan Taylor12. Whose resource? Minority languages, bilingual learners and language awareness, Arvindh Bhatt and Marilyn Martin-JonesPart IV: Critical language awareness and emancipatory discourse, Hilary Janks and Roz Ivanic