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Published: 12 January 2017

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780190303686

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Teaching Language in Context

Second Edition

Beverly Derewianka and Pauline Jones

  • Accessible, practical and theoretically sound - this is an excellent introduction to a functional model of language
  • Written by the leading experts in functional grammar in Australia
  • Provides a good understanding of how language is used in different contexts for different purposes and audiences
  • Addresses the Australian Curriculum's major focus on knowledge about language
  • Introduces pre-service teachers to the language contexts their students will encounter in the various curriculum areas
  • Helps pre-service teachers refine their own literacy capacities and equips them with skills and strategies to support their students learn to critically read and compose texts
  • Includes authentic work samples to help frame theory
  • Provides an invaluable resource that students will keep throughout their degree and professional life
  • Assessment and teaching strategies which can be taken straight into the classroom
  • Strong pedagogy - in particular, the 'have a go' feature

New to this Edition:

  • NEW Chapter 10 addressing inquiry genres and mixed genres
  • Chapter 1 - now provides more introductory grounding in and explanation of a functional model of language and provides more detailed examples and additional activities to support students
  • Chapter 4 - now with a stronger emphasis on reading images
  • New section on the language challenges of middle and senior secondary
  • Covers language development from the early years through to late secondary
  • Increased emphasis on the multimodal nature of contemporary texts
  • 4 colour internal design

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