The Language of Schooling: A Functional Linguistics Perspective

Synopsis

This book explores the linguistic features of the language students need to learn for success at school. It builds on frequently-cited sociolinguistic, applied linguistic, and discourse-analytic studies of language in school, but interprets these from a functional linguistics perspective, describing the particular grammatical choices make meanings in the texts students are asked to read and write at school.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Mary J. Schleppegrell
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2004