Multilingual Literacies

Reading and writing different worlds

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| The University of Wales
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The research in this unique 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.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 10]  2001.  xxvi, 396 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Contributors
xi
List of Figures
xvii
List of Tables
xxi
Foreword
David Barton
xxiii
INTRODUCTION
Multilingual literacies
Marilyn Martin-Jones and Kathryn E. Jones
1
1. Literacy events and literacy practices: theory and practice in the New Literacy Studies
Brian Street
17
I. CHILDREN’S WORLDS OF LITERACY: HOME, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
31
2. Work or play? ‘Unofficial’ literacies in the lives of two East London communities
Eve Gregory and Ann Williams
37
3. Power relations and the social construction of ‘literacy’ and ‘illiteracy’: the experience of Bangladeshi women in Birmingham
Adrian Blackledge
55
4. Learning to read and write at home: the experience of Chinese families in Britain
An Ran
71
5. Language, literacy and world view
Viv K. Edwards and Hubisi Nwenmely
91
6. Language and literacy practices in Gujarati Muslim families
Raymonde Sneddon
103
7. Children writing in a multilingual nursery
Charmian Kenner
127
II. TEXTS, IDENTITIES AND ADULT WORLDS
145
8. Enterprising women: Multilingual literacies in the construction of new identities
Marilyn Martin-Jones
149
9. Writing switching in British Creole
Mark Sebba
171
10. Mediators and mediation in multilingual literacy events
Mike Baynham and Helen Lobanga Masing
189
11. Texts, mediation and social relations in a bureaucratised world
Kathryn E. Jones
209
III. CREATING SPACES FOR MULTILINGUAL LITERACIES IN LOCAL COMMUNITY CONTEXTS
229
12. Languages and literacies for autonomy
Ahmed Gurnah
233
13. Gender, literacy and community publishing in a multilingual context
Yasmin Alam
247
IV. RESEARCHING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES IN THEIR SOCIAL CONTEXTS
273
14. Taking account of history and culture in community-based research on multilingual literacy
Mukul Saxena
275
15. Photography in collaborative research on multilingual literacy practices: images and understandings of researcher and researched
Rachel Hodge and Kathryn E. Jones
299
16. Constructing a critical, dialogic approach to research on multilingual literacy: participant diaries and diary interviews
Kathryn E. Jones, Marilyn Martin-Jones and Arvind Bhatt
319
AFTERWORD
Multilingual literacies, literacy practices, and the continua of biliteracy
Nancy H. Hornberger
353
Bibliography
369
Index
389
“Here is a fascinating book that can deepen our understanding of literacy as a social practice and its relationship with power in multilingual and multi-ethnic settings. This volume succeeds not only in making a theoretical advance by bringing multilingualism and literacy together but also in opening up a new possibility for diverse ways of researching multilingual literacies. The power of this book lies not only in its rich and detailed accounts of multilingual literacies, but also in its vision for empowering individuals and for building an equitable society by 'subverting asymetrical relations and social inequities in our world(s)' (p.367) As a researcher and minority-language activist who shares this vision, I am grateful for this book.”
“This is a rich and diverse collection which combines a consistency of a view point with a restatement and reflection on current thinking. As such it should prove very valuable for researchers in this area, as well as enlightening for teachers, students and policy makers.”
“This book deserves to be read again and again. It has not only opened my eyes to aspects of language and literacy in my own work, but has also made me to reflect on my role as a literacy practitioner.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00040369
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