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Literacy Practices in Transition Perspectives from the Nordic Countries Edited by: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, Lars Holm

Paperback - 264 pages
14 Nov 2012
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148 (A5)


In this volume, scholars from the Nordic countries explore transitional processes around literacy in education in our contemporary complex and mobile society. Drawing on sociocultural theory, the chapters provide close, empirical analyses of identity construction, life trajectories, practices, concepts and politics in and around literacy in education.


This book offers a new and much needed road map for understanding how literacies shape our lives today. Not only do the individual research studies from the Nordic countries make interesting reading, but they also show in fine detail how multilingual diversity has diversified recently. It is an essential read. What an innovative book!
Leena Helavaara Robertson, Middlesex University, UK

Author Biography:

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta received her academic training at the universities of Jyväskylä and Lancaster. She is currently a professor of English, language learning and teaching at the Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä. Her research focuses on multilingual literacy and discourse practices, especially of young people, and foreign language learning in formal and informal contexts. Her research employs ethnographic and discourse analytic methods.; Lars Holm holds a PhD in literacy and globalization and is currently associate professor at the Department of Education, Aarhus University. His research focuses on literacy and language practices in complex multilingual and postcolonial settings and on concepts and practices in literacy and language testing in education.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional

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