Classroom Discourse Analysis
A Functional Perspective
By (author) Frances Christie
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Classroom Discourse Analysis by Frances Christie
Book DescriptionThis book offers a model of classroom discourse analysis that uses systemic functional linguistic theory and associated genre theory to develop a view of classroom episodes as 'curriculum genres', some of which operate in turn as part of larger unities of work called 'curriculum macrogenres'. Drawing on Bernstein's work, Christie argues that two registers operate in pedagogic discourse: a regulative register, to do with the goals and directions of the discourse; and an instructional register, to do with the particular 'content' or knowledge at issue. Each can be shown to be realized in distinctive clusters of choices in the grammar. The operation of the regulative register determines the initiation, pacing, sequencing and evaluation of the overall pedagogic activity. The book sets out the is methodology in detail by reference to a number of classroom texts, and a range of school subjects. Overall, schools emerge as sites of symbolic control in a culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826453730
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frances Christie
Language Education Throughout the School Years, Paperback (April 2012)
This volume explores the evolution in language use experienced by children and young people throughout school, and the ways they become more conscious about its multi-functionality and the choices open to them in making meaning.
School Discourse, Paperback (September 2010)
Tracks the developmental changes in writing across the schools curriculum, enhancing a key area of research in applied linguistics. Using a systemic functional grammar, this book outlines developmental changes in writing in three major areas of the school curriculum - English, history, and science.
Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Frances Christie
Explores the nature of language, knowledge and pedagogy. This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology.
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Author Biography - Frances Christie
Frances Christie is Foundation Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne.
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