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Micro-Blogging and Status Updates on Facebook: Texts and Practices

Carmen K. M. Lee

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the text-making practices of one of the newest media, micro-blogging (web-based self-reporting in the form of short messages). It focuses on status updates on Facebook written ... More


Writing, Reading, Public and Private “Literacies”: Functional Literacy and Democratic Literacy in Greece

Rosalind Thomas

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with an observation of literacies that have developed in different ways and contexts. This is followed by a discussion of the literacy practices that are associated with various ... More


“American by Paper”: Azorean and Azorean American Literacy Lives

Kate Vieira

in American by Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816697519
eISBN:
9781452954226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697519.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Azoreans’ transnational letter writing and other literacy practices became entangled in state bureaucracies, as they wrote to attain legal papers. In this process, they did not use literacy to ... More


Family Learning and Video Games

Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee

in Families at Play: Connecting and Learning through Video Games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037464
eISBN:
9780262344579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037464.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The family environment is an important social context where learning takes place for adults and children of all ages, and perhaps the only context in which participation occurs over a life-span. In ... More


Literacy or Literacies in Rome?

Greg Woolf

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the inscribed objects under the Roman Empire and what they imply about the uses of literacy in specific social and commercial contexts. It discusses the uses of literacy ... More


Anglo-Saxon Lay Society and the Written Word

Susan Kelly

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter addresses the question of reading and writing Old English literature from the perspective of a world of charters, royal writs, and government documents usually left to historians. It ... More


Teacher Qualifications, Training, and Knowledge

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Experts say that America has a limited amount of teachers that provide effective instruction and that there is a need for tighter regulations and thorough credentialing procedures. This chapter ... More


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