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The Resource Literacy as involvement : the acts of writers, readers, and texts, Deborah Brandt

Literacy as involvement : the acts of writers, readers, and texts, Deborah Brandt

Label
Literacy as involvement : the acts of writers, readers, and texts
Title
Literacy as involvement
Title remainder
the acts of writers, readers, and texts
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Brandt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Literacy as Involvement, Deborah Brandt examines the cultural and social roots of the acts of reading and writing. The book asks, for example, whether literacy is a natural growth of or a radical shift from orality. It questions the contrary views that literacy is either the learning of the conventions of language or is better understood as heightened social ability. Finally, it raises the possibility that knowing how to read and write is actually understanding how we respond during the acts of reading and writing. This examination of literacy as process is also offered as a critique of prevailing theories of literacy advanced by such scholars as Walter J. Ong, S.J., David Olson, and E.D. Hirsch. They depict literacy as a textual experience that is socially and linguistically detached. Brandt critically examines the underlying assumptions from research on writing processes and argues that they call for a major reformation of prevailing conceptions of literacy. Specifically, she analyzes several expository texts from a process perspective to establish the interaction of reader and writer in even the most seemingly formal and detached writing. In her conclusion, Brandt brings together the major findings of her study to address pressing literacy issues, including the problem of illiteracy in our schools. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandt, Deborah
Dewey number
302.2/44
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.B695 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Written communication
  • Literacy
  • Discourse analysis
  • Alfabetisme
  • Schriftsteller
  • Leser
  • Schriftliche Kommunikation
  • Kommunikation
  • Schreiben
  • Lesen
Label
Literacy as involvement : the acts of writers, readers, and texts, Deborah Brandt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strong text : opacity, autonomy, and anonymity -- "What now?" : the processes of involvement -- The language of involvement -- Rhetorics of involvement -- "The ties of the moment" : literacy as involvement
Control code
20422797
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 159 pages
Isbn
9780809315703
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89027409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1333981
Label
Literacy as involvement : the acts of writers, readers, and texts, Deborah Brandt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strong text : opacity, autonomy, and anonymity -- "What now?" : the processes of involvement -- The language of involvement -- Rhetorics of involvement -- "The ties of the moment" : literacy as involvement
Control code
20422797
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 159 pages
Isbn
9780809315703
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89027409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1333981

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