Ways with Words
Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms
By (author) Shirley Brice Heath
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Ways with Words by Shirley Brice Heath
Book DescriptionWays with Words, first published in 1983, is a classic study of children learning to use language at home and at school in two communities only a few miles apart in the south-eastern United States. 'Roadville' is a white working-class community of families steeped for generations in the life of textile mills; 'Trackton' is an African-American working-class community whose older generations grew up farming the land, but whose existent members work in the mills. In tracing the children's language development the author shows the deep cultural differences between the two communities, whose ways with words differ as strikingly from each other as either does from the pattern of the townspeople, the 'mainstream' blacks and whites who hold power in the schools and workplaces of the region. Employing the combined skills of ethnographer, social historian, and teacher, the author raises fundamental questions about the nature of language development, the effects of literacy on oral language habits, and the sources of communication problems in schools and workplaces.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521273190
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shirley Brice Heath
Words at Work and Play, Paperback (January 2012)
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Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts, Paperback (March 2008)
Offers research on the view of literacy as encompassing not only reading, writing, speaking, and listening, but also the ways through which learners gain access to knowledge and skills. This book is organized around themes including: Historical and Theoretical Foundations, and Methods of Inquiry in the Communicative, Visual, and Performative Arts.
Language in the USA, Paperback (August 1981)» View all books by Shirley Brice Heath
Language in the USA is a volume of specially commissioned studies on the language situation in America.
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