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Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom
Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom asks readers to think about the power of words, the power of language attitudes, and the power of language policies as they play out in communities, in educational institutions, and in their own lives as individuals, teachers, and participants in the larger community. Each chapter provides extended discussion of a set of c ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published May 26th 2006 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Excellent inquiry into the serious stuff that goes on in English classrooms. The sociocultural power of language (and that certain dialects are preferred to others) and the oppresiveness of traditional teacher/student power imbalances are discussed often.