Professorial Lectures Series

Bernstein and Poetics Revisited

January 2008
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    18th January 2008
  • ISBN 9780854737918
  • Language English
  • Pages 40 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"

In the field of language studies, an often overlooked area is that of people’s perceptions of language: what counts as language for speakers, and what doesn’t. This lecture engages in a number of reflections on how attention to that field of perceptions changes our view of language learning and language functions.

Introduction; Voice, Not Choice; Vulnerable Voices; Globalisation and Making Sense in Classrooms; Conclusion: Towards Competence; Acknowledgement; Notes; References.

Jan Bloomaert

Jan Bloomaert is Professor of Education at the School of Language, Culture and Communication at the Institute of Education, University of London.