Bilingual Learners and Social Equity

Critical Approaches to Systemic Functional Linguistics

  • Ruth Harman

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reflection Literacy and Critical Language Awareness

  3. Register Variation and Equity

  4. Multimodal Designing

About this book


This volume explores how educators conceptualized and implemented critical approaches to systemic functional linguistics that support bilingual students in appropriating and challenging dominant knowledge domains in K-16 contexts. The researchers exhibit a shared commitment to enacting a culturally sustaining SFL praxis that validates multilingual meaning making, pushes against social inequity, and fosters creative re-mixing of available semiotic resources. It should prove a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers interested in applied linguistics, education and critical theory.


Critical SFL Praxis Culturally-Sustaining Pedagogies Language Learning and the ELA curriculum Multicultural/ Multilingual Education Multimodal and Composition Practices SFL Pedagogy SFL Praxis Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) Transformative Literacies

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Harman
    • 1
  1. 1.Language and Literacy DepartmentUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60951-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60953-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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