Popular Culture, Digital Worlds and Second Language Learners

Authored by: Alice Chik

The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415816243
eBook ISBN: 9781315717647
Adobe ISBN: 9781317510611


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The term literacy appears to be deceitfully simple: the ability to read and write, especially in relation to the printed format. And literacy was thought to be a condition that could be addressed by instructions and educational policies. Yet this conceptualization has been challenged since the late 1970s by considering the learning of additional languages and the impact of technology on communication. And in the midst of this, changes in technology have given learners greater and easier access to popular culture, which could have a greater potential impact than traditional classroom instructions on literacy.

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