Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Learning / Edition 1

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Contributed by authors who write from various disciplinary perspectives, the essays in this book clarify the learning theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and address the application of his concepts to contemporary issues. In addition, the authors are joined by other scholars in a Bakhtinian dialogue. Together, they address questions that readers may have about Bakhtinian theory and its application to everyday teaching practices.

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Meet the Author

Arnetha F. Ball is Associate Professor of Education at Stanford University. Her research interests focus on the oral and written literacies of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the United States and South Africa. She has served on many boards and committees in her field and has published widely, with numerous book chapters and articles in journals that include Linguistics and Education, Applied Behavioral Science Review, Language Variation and Change, and Written Communication.

Sarah Warshauer Freedman is Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and was Director of the National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy from 1985–96. She is the author of Exchanging Writing, Exchanging Cultures: Lessons in School Reform from the United States and Great Britain, Response to Student Writing and the editor of The Acquisition of Written Language.

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Table of Contents

1 Ideological becoming : Bakhtinian concepts to guide the study of language, literacy, and learning 3
2 Dewey and Bakhtin in dialogue : from Rosenblatt to a pedagogy of literature as social, aesthetic practice 34
3 Intertextualities : Volosinov, Bakhtin, literary theory, and literacy studies 53
4 The teaching of academic language to minority second language learners 66
Voices in dialogue - dialoguing about dialogism : from and content in a Bakhtinian dialogue 99
5 Performance as the foundation for a secondary school literacy program : a Bakhtinian perspective 107
6 Double voiced discourse : African American vernacular English as resource in cultural modeling classrooms 129
7 Narratives of rethinking : the inner dialogue of classroom discourse and student writing 148
8 Ever newer ways to mean : authoring pedagogical change in secondary subject-area classrooms 172
Voices in dialogue - multivoiced discourses in ideological becoming 203
9 New teachers for new times : the dialogical principle in teaching and learning electronically 213
10 Is contradiction contrary? 232
11 A Bakhtinian perspective on learning to read and write late in life 252
12 New times and new literacies : themes for a changing world 279
Voices in dialogue - hybridity as literacy, literacy as hybridity : dialogic responses to a heteroglossic world 307
13 The process of ideological becoming 315
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