Academic Discourse: Linguistic Misunderstanding and Professorial Power

Academic Discourse: Linguistic Misunderstanding and Professorial Power

by Pierre Bourdieu et al., Jean-Claude Passeron, Monique De Saint Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804726884

ISBN-13: 9780804726887

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Education depends crucially on language: knowledge and skills are taught through a process of linguistic exchange. But how much of the language used by teachers and professors is actually understood by students? To what extent does the social background of students affect their capacity to understand the language used in the classroom or the lecture hall? Why

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Overview

Education depends crucially on language: knowledge and skills are taught through a process of linguistic exchange. But how much of the language used by teachers and professors is actually understood by students? To what extent does the social background of students affect their capacity to understand the language used in the classroom or the lecture hall? Why do students and teachers overestimate the success of the educational process and underestimate the degree of misunderstanding involved?

In this important work Pierre Bourdieu and his associates explore these and other questions through a careful study of the role of language and linguistic misunderstanding in the teaching contexts of higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804726887
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Language Edition.

Glossary.

Introduction: Language and Relationship to Language in the Teaching Situation: Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron.

1. Students and the Language of Teaching: Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Claude Passeron and Monique de Saint Martin.

2. Student Rhetoric in Exams: Christian Baudelot.

3. University Students and their Attitudes to Academic Staff and Teaching Practice: Guy Vincent with the assistance of Michel Freyssenet.

4. The Users of Lille University Library: Pierre Bourdieu and Monique de Saint Martin.

Index.

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