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  1. Common Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    The Development of Understanding in the Classroom

    By Derek Edwards, Neil Mercer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, Common Knowledge offers a radical departure from the traditionally individualistic psychologies which have underpinned modern approaches to educational theory and practice. The authors present a study of education as the creation of ‘common knowledge’ or shared...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Interthinking: Putting talk to work

    By Karen Littleton, Neil Mercer

    Through using spoken language, people are able to think creatively and productively together. This ability to ‘interthink’ is an important product of our evolutionary history that is just as important for our survival today. Many kinds of work activity depend on the success of groups or teams...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Dialogue and the Development of Children's Thinking

    A Sociocultural Approach

    By Neil Mercer, Karen Littleton

    This book draws on extensive research to provide a ground-breaking new account of the relationship between dialogue and children’s learning development. It closely relates the research findings to real-life classrooms, so that it is of practical value to teachers and students concerned that their...

    Published June 28th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Learning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann, Barbara Mayor

    Learning English focuses on young children's acquisition of spoken and written English in monolingual and bilingual contexts and explores the debates surrounding English in schools and colleges, and the often controversial nature of the English curriculum in different parts of the world. ...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  5. Using English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Janet Maybin, Neil Mercer, Ann Hewings

    Using English provides an invaluable introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. It examines the way in which the English language is used today in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. Issues of language use in...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge

  6. English Language Teaching in Its Social Context

    A Reader

    Edited by Christopher Candlin, Neil Mercer

    Series: Teaching English Language Worldwide

    English Language Teaching in its Social Context offers sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and social-psychological perspectives on TESOL teaching and learning and introduces the relevant literature on second language acquisition. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language...

    Published November 16th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Words and Minds

    How We Use Language to Think Together

    By Neil Mercer

    Words and Minds takes a lively and accessible look at how we use language to combine our mental resources and get things done. Examining everyday language and drawing on a wide range of research, but always with a light style, Neil Mercer provides a unified account of the relationship between...

    Published June 29th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Learning English

    Development and Diversity

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann

    English is learnt, internationally, in a range of diverse settings. This book examines processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It looks at the place of English within formal education, and at some of the...

    Published December 5th 1996 by Routledge

  9. Using English

    From Conversation to Canon

    Edited by Janet Maybin, Neil Mercer

    In this book, writers from a range of academic disciplines examine a wide variety of text and discourse: from everyday conversation to the literary canon....

    Published June 6th 1996 by Routledge

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