Social Linguistics and Literacies is a handy companion of beginners in purposefully studying about the basic theories and concepts of literacies and sociolinguistics. Knowledge of these two broad fields is especially necessary toward achieving success in attempting to understand the role of language and language learning in the social life of different cultures. Paired with introduction to literacies, this book offers useful insights that may guide teachers and other adults who aim to educate children to communicate effectively and to interact with people from diverse social backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on language and literacy development of English language learners, and on writing as among the most critical communication processes being taught in schools.
This book uses simple words to help clarify the complex ideas behind social linguistics, applied linguistics and literacies. World issues such as literacy in developing countries, literacy and gender, and how organizations promote social linguistics and literacies are discussed with supporting examples from research, which language leaders, teachers, business individuals and other caring adults could benefit from.