MAKING MEANING OUT OF THE MEDLEY: A TAXONOMIC NEXUS 0F LITERACIES AND LITERACY AND FUNCTIONS
R. Adebayo Lawal
Department of Arts Education. University of Ilorin. Nigeria

Abstract
This paper is an attempt to situate the theme of “Literacy Good’ Governance” within a taxonomic nexus of literacies and literacy functions with a view to establishing connections and relationships among several literacies which appear to be in a flux. especially in this Age of knowledge explosion and information super—highways. The paper explores the theoretical foundation of taxonomies within the principles of concept-mapping in cognitive psychology It highlights the epistemological. pedagogical and research values of taxonomies within the trans-disciplinary field of literacy. Adopting a 5—parameter template and a 4—rubic framework respectively. the paper proposes two complementary taxonomies of literacies and literacy functions as a way of bring more order and harmony within the “medley” and enhancing professionalism in literature discuss.

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