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Foreign Language Literacies Bibliography


General resources: Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2009). ‘Multiliteracies’: New literacies, new learning. Pedagogies, 4, 164–194.

Gee, J. P. (2015). Social linguistics and literacies: Ideology in discourses (5th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hall, J. K. (2001). Methods for teaching foreign languages: Creating a community of learners in the classroom. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Chan, E., & Dalley-Trim, L. (2016). Literacies. Cambridge University Press.

Kern, R. (2000). Literacy and language teaching. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Kern, R. (2003). Literacy as a new organizing principle for foreign language education. In P. C. Patrikis (Ed.), Reading between the lines: Perspectives on foreign language literacy (pp. 40-59). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Kern, R. (2015). Language, literacy, and technology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Kern, R., & Schultz, J. M. (2005). Beyond orality: Investigating literacy and the literary in second and foreign language instruction. Modern Language Journal, 89, 381-392.

Kucer, S. B. (2009). Dimensions of literacy: A conceptual base for teaching reading and writing in school settings (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Leander, K., & Boldt, G. (2013). Rereading “A pedagogy of multiliteracies” bodies, texts, and emergence. Journal of Literacy Research, 45(1), 22-46.

Lotherington, H., & Jenson, J. (2011). Teaching multimodal and digital literacy in L2 settings: New literacies, new basics, new pedagogies. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 31, 226-246.

New London Group. (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66, 60–92.

Paesani, K., Allen, H. W., & Dupuy, B. (2016). A multiliteracies framework for collegiate foreign language teaching. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Swaffar, J., & Arens, K. (2005). Remapping the foreign language curriculum: An approach through multiple literacies. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America.

Urlaub, P. (2017). Second language literacy research and curriculum transformation in US postsecondary foreign language education. In N. Van Deusen-Scholl & S. May (Eds.), Second and Foreign Language Education, Encyclopedia of Language and Education (pp. 137-150). New York, NY: Springer.

Zyzik, E., & Polio, C. (2017). Authentic materials myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Curriculum and instruction: Applications of literacies-based approaches

Allen, H. W. (2009). A multiple literacies approach to the advanced French writing course. The French Review, 82(2), 368-385.

Allen, H. W., & Paesani, K. (2010). Exploring the feasibility of a pedagogy of multiliteracies in introductory foreign language courses. L2 Journal, 2, 119-142.

Allen, H. W., & Paesani, K. (2017). “L’Invitation au voyage”: A multiliteracies approach to teaching genre in an advanced writing course. In C. Krueger (Ed.), Approaches to teaching Baudelaire’s prose poems (pp. 139-149). New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America.

Bridges, E.  (2009).  Bridging the gap:  A literacy-oriented approach to teaching the graphic novel Der erste frühling.  Der Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 42, 152-161.

Byrnes, H., Crane, C., Maxim, H. H., & Sprang, K. (2006). Taking text to task: Issues and choices in curriculum construction. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 152, 85-110.

Byrnes, H., & Sprang, K. A. (2004). Fostering advanced L2 literacy: A genre-based, cognitive approach. In H. Byrnes & H. H. Maxim (Eds.), Advanced foreign language learning: A challenge to college programs (pp. 47-85). Boston, MA: Heinle.

Crane, C. (2006). Modelling a genre-based foreign language curriculum: Staging advanced L2 learning. In H. Byrnes (Ed.), Advanced language learning: The contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky (pp. 227-245). London, England: Continuum.

Fterniati, A. (2010). Literacy pedagogy and multiliteracies in Greek elementary school language arts. International Journal of Learning, 17(3), 319-350.

Kern, R. (2002). Reconciling the language-literature split through literacy. ADFL Bulletin, 33(3), 20-24.

Kern, R. (2004). Literacy and advanced foreign language learning: Rethinking the curriculum. In H. Byrnes & H. H. Maxim (Eds.), Advanced foreign language learning: A challenge to college programs (pp. 2-18). Boston, MA: Heinle.

Kern, R. (2008). Making connections through texts in language teaching. Language Teaching, 41, 367-387.

Kumagai, Y., López-Sánchez, A., & Wu, S. (Eds.) (2016). Multiliteracies in world language education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Maxim, H. H. (2005). Articulating foreign language writing development at the collegiate level: A curriculum-based approach. In C. Barrette & K. Paesani (Eds.), Language program articulation: Developing a theoretical foundation (pp. 78-93). Boston, MA: Heinle.

Maxim, H. H. (2006a). Giving beginning adult language learners a voice: A case for poetry in the foreign language classroom. In J. Retallack & J. Spahr (Eds.), Poetry and pedagogy: The challenge of the contemporary (pp. 251-259). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Maxim, H. H. (2006b). Integrating textual thinking into the introductory college-level foreign language classroom. Modern Language Journal, 90, 19–32.

Maxim, H. H. (2009). An essay on the role of language in collegiate foreign language programmatic reform. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 42, 123-129.

Maxim, H. H. (2014). Curricular integration and faculty development: Teaching language-based content across the foreign language curriculum. In Swaffar, J., & Urlaub, P. (Ed.), Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States (pp. 79-101). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Maxim, H. H., Höyng, P., Lancaster, M., Schaumann, C., & Aue, M. (2013). Overcoming curricular bifurcation: A departmental approach to curriculum reform. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 46, 1–26.

Michelson, K. (2017). Teaching culture as a relational process through a multiliteracies-based global simulation. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1-20.

Michelson, K., & Dupuy, B. (2014). Multi-storied lives: Global simulation as an approach to developing multiliteracies in an intermediate French course. L2 Journal, 6(1), pp. 21-49.

Lavoie, C., Sarkar, M., Mark, M. P., & Jenniss, B. (2012). Multiliteracies pedagogy in language teaching: An example from an Innu community in Quebec. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 35(1), 194-224.

Paesani, K. (2017). Redesigning an introductory language curriculum: A backward design approach. L2 Journal, 9(1), 1-20.

Paesani, K. (2016). Literature, literacy, and the undergraduate foreign language curriculum. ADFL Bulletin, 44(1), 39-51.

Redmann, J. (2005a). An interactive reading journal for all levels of the foreign language curriculum. Foreign Language Annals, 38, 484–492

Redmann, J. (2005b). Stationenlernen: A student-centered approach to working with foreign language texts. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 38(2), 135–142.

Redmann, J., & Sederberg, K. (2017). The First World War in the literacy‐focused classroom: Teaching German through cultural themes. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 50(1), 45-66.

Rowland, L., Canning, N., Faulhaber, D., Lingle, W., & Redgrave, A. (2014). A multiliteracies approach to materials analysis. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 27(2), 136-150.

Ryshina–Pankova, M. (2015). Foreign language curriculum as a means of achieving humanistic learning goals: Assessment of materials, pedagogy, and learner texts. J. M. Norris & J. McE. Davis (Eds.), Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs (pp. 221-246). Honolulu, HI: National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Sánchez, A. L. (2014). Hacia una pedagogía para la multialfabetización: El diseño de una unidad didáctica inspirada en las propuestas del New London Group. Hispania, 97(2), 281-297.

Swaffar, J., & Vlatten, A. (1997). A sequential model for video  viewing in the foreign language curriculum. Modern Language Journal, 81, 175-188.

Zapata, G. C., & Lacorte, M. (2018). Multiliteracies pedagogy and language learning: Teaching Spanish to heritage learners. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan.

Student learning outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in literacies-oriented classrooms

Bhooth, A. M., Azman, H. & Ismail, K. (2015). Investigating the reading practices of EFL Yemeni students using the learning by design framework. TESOL Journal, 6(3), 418-446.

Burke, A., & Hardware, S. (2015). Honouring ESL students' lived experiences in school learning with multiliteracies pedagogy. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 28(2), 143-157.

Byrnes, H., Maxim, H. H., & Norris, J. (2010). Realizing advanced foreign language writing developing in collegiate education: Curricular design, pedagogy, assessment. Modern Language Journal, 94 [Supplement], 1-221.

Maxim, H. H. (2002). A study into the feasibility and effects of reading extended authentic discourse in the beginning German language classroom. Modern Language Journal, 86, 20–35.

Paesani, K. (2016). Investigating connections among reading, writing, and language development: A multiliteracies perspective. Reading in a Foreign Language, 28(2), 266-289.

Paesani, K. (2015). Student perceptions of multiliteracies-oriented and traditional grammar activities: A mixed-methods case study. Konin Language Studies, 3(1), 31-55.

Ryshina-Pankova, M. (2010). Towards mastering the discourses of reasoning: Using grammatical metaphor at advanced levels of FL acquisition. Modern Language Journal, 94, 181-197.

Ryshina-Pankova, M., & Byrnes, H. (2013). Writing as learning to know: Tracing knowledge construction in L2 German compositions. Journal of Second Language Writing, 22, 179-197.

Skerrett, A. (2016). Attending to pleasure and purpose in multiliteracies instructional practices: Insights from transnational youths. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60(2), 115-120.

Warner, C. (2014). Mapping new classrooms in literacy-oriented teaching and learning: The role of the reading experience. In J. Swaffar & P. Urlaub (Eds.), Transforming postsecondary foreign language teaching in the United States (pp. 157-175). New York, NY: Springer.

Teacher understandings and applications of literacies pedagogy

Allen, H. W. (2011). Embracing literacy-based teaching: A longitudinal study of the conceptual development of novice foreign language teachers. In K. E. Johnson & P. E. Golombek (Eds.), Sociocultural research on second language teacher education: Exploring the complexities of professional development (pp. 86-101). New York, NY: Routledge.

Allen, H. W., & Dupuy, B. (2013). Evolving notions of literacy-based language teaching: A qualitative study of graduate student instructors. In H. W. Allen & H. H. Maxim (Eds.), Educating the future foreign language professoriate for the 21st century (pp. 171-191). Boston, MA: Heinle.

Boche, B. (2014). Multiliteracies in the classroom: Emerging conceptions of first-year teachers. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 10(1), 114-135.

Bokhorst-Heng, W. D., Flagg-Williams, J. B., & West, S. (2014). The palimpsest layers of pre-service teachers’ literacy autobiographies. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(4), 343-364.

Brock, C. H., Pennington, J. L., & Ndura, E. (2012). Using multimodality as a conceptual lens: examining two teachers' learning in the Multiliteracies Teacher Institute Project. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 7(4), 275-294.

Byrnes, H. (2001). Reconsidering graduate students’ education as teachers: It takes a department! Modern Language Journal, 85, 512-530.

Cumming-Potvin, W. M., & Sanford, K. (2015). Countering a 'back-to-basics' approach to teacher education: Multiliteracies and on-line discussions in a community of practice. Language and Literacy, 17(1), 21-41.

da Rosa, A. A. C. (2016). Teachers' education and professional development: Focus on multiliteracies and technologies. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 9(3), 19-30.

Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W., & Hesterman, S. (2013). Professional learning in a scaffolded 'multiliteracies book club': Transforming primary teacher participation. Issues in Educational Research, 23(3), 357-374.

McLean, C. A., & Rowsell, J. (2013). (Re)designing literacy teacher education: A call for change. Teaching Education, 24(1), 1-26.

Morgan, L. (2010). Teacher professional transformation using learning by design: A case study. E-Learning and Digital Media, 7(3), 280-292.

Neville, M. (2010). Meaning making using new media: Learning by design case studies. E-learning and Digital Media, 7(3), 237-247.

Paesani, K. (2013). A literacy-based approach to foreign language teacher development. In H. W. Allen & H. H. Maxim (Eds.), Educating the future foreign language professoriate for the 21st century (pp. 60-81). Boston, MA: Heinle.

Pennington, J. L., Brock, C. H., Palmer, T., & Wolters, L. (2013). Opportunities to teach: confronting the deskilling of teachers through the development of teacher knowledge of multiple literacies. Teachers and Teaching, 19(1), 63-77.

Rosa, A. C. (2016). Teachers’ education and professional development: Focus on multiliteracies and technologies. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 9(3), 19-30.

Saudelli, M. G., & Roswell, J. (2013). Walking the walk: Toward a notion of multiliteracies in literacy teaching education. In C. Kosnik, J. Rowsell, P. Williamson, R. Simon, & C. Beck (Eds.), Literacy teacher educators: Preparing teachers for a changing world (pp. 35-47). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Yi, Y., & Angay‐Crowder, T. (2016). Multimodal pedagogies for teacher education in TESOL. TESOL Quarterly, 50(4), 988-998.


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