7. Literacy Practices

  1. Laura M. Ahearn

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340563.ch7

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

How to Cite

Ahearn, L. M. (2011) Literacy Practices, in Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340563.ch7

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124409

Online ISBN: 9781444340563

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Keywords:

  • literacy practices;
  • literacy-new ways of thinking and acting in world;
  • traditional meaning of literacy-ability to read and write;
  • literacy events and practices-concepts in anthropological study;
  • preschooler literacy orientation-maintown, roadville, trackton;
  • trackton-verbal and nonverbal human communication;
  • orality and literacy socialization-influences on school performance;
  • Heath, Collins and Blot-orality and literacy inseparable;
  • new communication technologies-line between speech and writing blurred;
  • criticisms on NLS-particularism, under-theorization of power

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Literacy Events vs. Literacy Practices

  • “Autonomous” vs. “Ideological” Approaches to Studying Literacy

  • Some Examples of Situated Literacy Research

  • The Not-So-New “New Literacy Studies” and its Critics