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This Handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.

The Architecture of Textuality: A Semiotic View of Composing in and Out of School
The architecture of textuality: A semiotic view of composing in and out of school

This chapter was originally presented at the Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series Reconceptualising Writing 5–16: Cross-phase and cross-disciplinary perspectives at Crossmead Conference Centre, University of Exeter, Devon, England, 7 May, 2004

In the last few years I've had the opportunity to take several trips from the U.S. to Europe, primarily to attend academic conferences but also, of course, to absorb as much culture as possible during my visits. As a way of introducing some ideas I'd like to develop in this chapter, I will review my experiences with two magnificent churches I visited during recent trips and ...

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