A Language-Based Theory of Learning in the Disciplines and for Acting in Social Life


  • Andrés Ramírez Florida Atlantic University
  • Estela I. Moyano Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
  • James R. Martin University of Sydney, Australia https://orcid.org/




Systemic functional linguistics, Reading to Learn, Teaching-learning cycle
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Author Biographies

Andrés Ramírez, Florida Atlantic University

Ed. D. Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Massachusetts, USA.
Associate Professor, Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry Department, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Estela I. Moyano, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina

Ph. D. Linguistics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Universidad Nacional Guillermo Brown, Universidad de Flores, Argentina.

James R. Martin, University of Sydney, Australia

Ph. D. Linguistics, University of Essex, UK.

Professor of Linguistics (Personal Chair), Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia.


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How to Cite

Ramírez, A., Moyano, E. I., & Martin, J. R. (2021). A Language-Based Theory of Learning in the Disciplines and for Acting in Social Life. Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 26(1), 11–17. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ikala.v26n01a12