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Literacies - APPL941

In this unit you will be introduced to the theory and practice of literacy studies from a social perspective. The subject draws on social theories and research in literacy and linguistics, with a particular focus on the sociolinguistics of language learning and multilingualism. The unit explores the nature of literacies, schooled and grassroots literacies, and literacies in their social, global, historical and technological contexts. Throughout the unit, participants are encouraged to reflect on literacies in their own fields of experience and how these relate to fair and equitable access to social goods such as education, employment, welfare or community participation.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr John Knox

Admission to MAppLing or PGDipAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING913
Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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