The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

Jennifer Rowsell, Kate Pahl

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The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies offers a comprehensive view of the field of language and literacy studies. With forty-three chapters reflecting new research from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook pushes at the boundaries of existing fields and combines with related fields and disciplines to develop a lens on contemporary scholarship and emergent fields of inquiry. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: • The foundations of literacy studies • Space-focused approaches • Time-focused approaches • Multimodal approaches • Digital approaches • Hermeneutic approaches • Making meaning from the everyday • Co-constructing literacies with communities. This is the first handbook of literacy studies to recognise new trends and evolving trajectories together with a focus on radical epistemologies of literacy. The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies is an essential reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and language and literacy.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages680
ISBN (Electronic)9781317510611
ISBN (Print)9780415816243
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2015

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© 2015 Jennifer Rowsell and Kate Pahl for selection and editorial matter; individual contributions the contributors.


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