James Paul Gee

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James Paul Gee

LifeJames Paul Gee was born in San José, California. He received his B.A. in philosophy, and both his M.A. and Ph.D in linguistics from Stanford University. He worked in many colleges. Gee's research focused on discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and applications of linguistics to literacy and education. At Boston University he established new graduate programs centered around an integrated approach to language and literacy, combining programs in reading, writing, bilingual education, ESL, and applied linguistics (This is the most understandable part of his carrier to me). In 2007, Gee relocated to Arizona State University, where he is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

In his work on Linguistics, Gee makes the difference between many types of Discourses. and He defines it as "How people mean things and make meaning". He basically created a field to work in :)Freeman and Freeman quote Gee on their book [p:91]2 reasons to use a language "The desire for staus [....] and the the desire for solidarity with [...] peers"


LegacyJames Gee is known in the scholar circles for his work on linguistics, but as it turns out he is even more famous now for his work on Video Games.I had the priviledge to assist to some of his courses online at Coursera.org where he gave excellent perspectives on the architecture of video games.The course which he participated in ended up reaching over 15000 students world wide in its first year.

James Paul Gee

Discourse shifting is more obviouse in certain cultures than others for example Korea.

Teahers often ask students to shift their discourse.

James Gee has a quirky website where he goes into details about some of his recent video games and learning theories.@http://jamespaulgee.com

James Gee has "an Informal Blog" titled ""the ruined tower.He list there some of his poetry :)https://jamespaulgee.wordpress.com


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