Professor Frances Christie

BA(Sydney), DipEd(Sydney), MEd(Sydney), MA(Sydney), PhD(Sydney)

Honorary Professor

Email:

Phone: +61 2 9036 9648

Fax: +61 2 9351 2606

Building.Room: A35.443

Keywords

Pedagogic grammar, writing development, classroom discourse analysis



Professional biography

Professor Frances Christie is  an Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Education, the University of Melbourne. She was appointed Honorary Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the University of Sydney at the start of 2003.



Current projects

  • Knowledge structures in senior secondary English


Selected publications

Books

  • Christie, F. (2012). Language Education: A Functional Perspective. Language Learning Monograph Series.. USA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Christie, F. and Maton, K.(Eds). (2011). Disciplinarity: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives. London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. & Simpson, S. (Eds.). (2010). Literacy and Social Responsibility: Multiple Perspectives. London and Oakville: Equinox.
  • Christie, F. and Derewianka, B. (2008). School Discourse: Learning to Write across the Years of Schooling. London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. and Martin, J.R.(Eds). (2007). Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives. London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. (2005). Language Education in the Primary Years. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
  • Christie, F. (2002). Classroom Discourse Analysis: A Functional Perspective (Open Linguistics Series. Ed. R. Fawcett). London: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. and Soosai, A. (2001). Language and Meaning 2. Melbourne: Macmillan Education.
  • Christie, F. and Soosai, A. (2000). Language and Meaning 1. Melbourne: Macmillan Education.
  • Christie, F. (ed). (1999). Pedagogy and the Shaping of Consciousness: Linguistic and Social Processes. London: Cassell Academic.
  • Christie, F. and Misson, R. (1997). Literacy and Schooling. London: Routledge.
  • Christie, F. and Martin, J.R. (1997). Genres and Institutions: Social Processes in the Workplace and School. London: Cassell Academic.

Book chapters

  • Christie, F. & Macken-Horarik, M. (2011). Disciplinarity and School Subject English. In F. Christie & K. Maton (Ed.), Disciplinarity: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 175–196), London: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. & Maton, K. (2011). Why disciplinarity? . In F. Christie & K. Maton (Ed.), Disciplinarity: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 1–9), London: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. and Simpson, A. (2010). Envoi. In F. Christie and A. Simpson (Eds.), Literacy and Social Responsibility (pp. 130–136), London and Oakville: Equinox.
  • Christie, F. & Simpson, A. (2010). Literacy and Social Responsibility. In F. Christie and A. Simpson (Eds.), Literacy and Social Responsibility (pp. 1–8), London and Oakville: Equinox.
  • Christie, F. (2010). Literacy as a theme in educational theory and in policy. In F. Christie and A. Simpson (Eds.), Literacy and Social Responsibility (pp. 9–23), London and Oakville: Equinox.
  • Christie, F. (2010). The "grammar wars" in Australia. In T. Locke (Ed.), Knowledge about Language in the English/Literacy classroom (pp. 55–72), London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
  • Christie, F. (2010). The ontogenesis of writing in childhood and adolescence. In D. Wyse, R. Andrews and J. Hoffman (Eds.), The International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching (pp. 146–158), London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
  • Christie, F. (2008). Advanced literacy development for the years of adolescence. In G. Robinson, U. Eickelkamp, J. Goodnow, and I. Katz (Eds.), Ckontexts of Child Development. Culture, Policy and Intervention (pp. 183–195), Darwin: Charles Darwin University.
  • Christie, F. and Humphrey, S. (2008). Senior secondary English and its goals: making sennse of "The Journey". In L. Unsworth (Ed.), New Literacies and the English Curriculum (pp. 215–237), London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F., Martin, J.R., Maton, K., and Muller, J. (2007). Taking stock: future directions in research in knowledge structure. In F. Christie and J.R. Martin (Eds.), Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 239–258), London and Washington: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. and Macken-Horarik, M. (2007). Building verticality in subject English. In F. Christie and J.R. Martin (Eds.), Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 156–183), London and Washington: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. (2007). Ongoing dialogue: functional linguistic and Bernsteinian sociological perspectives on education. In F. Christie and J.R. Martin (Eds.), Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 3–13), London and Washington: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. (2007). Genres and institutions: functional perspectives on educational discourse. In , Encyclopedia of Language Education (pp. 2–18), Springer.
  • Christie, F. (2006). Literacy teaching and current debates over reading. In R. Whittaker, M. O'Donnell, and A. McCabe (Eds.), Language & Literacy: Functional Approaches London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. and Unsworth, L. (2005). Developing dimensions of an educational linguistics. In R. Hasan, C. Matthiessen, and J.J. Webster (Eds.), Continuing Discourse on Language: A Functional Perspective (Vol. 1, pp. 217–250), London: Equinox.
  • Christie, F. (2004). Authority and its role in the pedagogic relationship of schooling. In L. Young and C. Harrison (Eds.), Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis: Studies in Social Change (pp. 173–201), London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. (2004). Revisiting some old themes: the role of grammar in the teaching of English. In Joseph A. Foley (Ed.), Language, Education and Discourse: Functional Approaches (pp. 145–173), London and New York: Continuum.
  • Christie, F. (2003). Writing the world. In N. Hall, J. Larson and J. Marsh (Eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy Research (pp. 287–298), London, Thousand Oaks, and New Delhi: Sage/Paul Chapman.
  • Christie, F. (2003). Initial literacy: extending the horizon. In J. Bourne and E. Reid (Eds.), World Yearbook of Language Education (pp. 91–108), London: Kogan Page.
  • Christie, F. (2002). The development of abstraction in adolescence in subject English. In M. Schleppegrell and C. Colombi (Eds.), Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages: Meaning with Power (pp. 45–66), New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Christie, F. (2000). English literacy teaching as an aspect of globalization. In H. Wah Kam and C. Wards (Eds.), Language in the GlobalContext: Implications for the Language Classroom (pp. 57–76), Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

Journal articles

  • Christie, F. and Dreyfus, S. (2007). Letting the secret out: successful writing in secondary English. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 30(3), 335–347.
  • Christie, F. (2005). Using the functional grammar to understand children's written texts. Language and Social Life: Functional Perspectives, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Series S(19), 9–22.
  • Christie, F. (2004). Systemic functional linguistics and a theory of language in education. Systemic Functional Linguistics in Action. A Special Edition of the Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, , 13–40.
  • Christie, F. (2004). The study of language and subject English. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 27(1), 15–29.
  • Christie, F. (2003). English in Australia. RELC Journal, 34(1).
  • Christie, F. (2000). Pedagogic discourse in the post-compulsory years: pedagogic subject positioning. Linguistics and Education, 11(4), 313–332.
  • Christie, F. (2000). The Case for Language in Education. Glossikos Ipologistis. A Journal of the Centre for the Greek Language (Inaugural edition). Thessaloniki, , 35–44.