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Ways With Words : Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms (83 Edition)

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Ways with Words 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.

Synopsis:

This unique social document records the intricate processes of language learning and language interaction in two working-class communities of the Piedmont Carolinas, one white and one black.

Synopsis:

Ways with Words 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 a black working-class community whose older generations grew up farming the land but whose current 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.

Synopsis:

The author traces language patterns and cultural differences between 'Roadville' and 'Tracton'.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 406-419) and index.

Table of Contents

Photographs, maps, figures, tables, texts; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Note on transcriptions; Part I. Ethnographer Learning: 1. The piedmont: textile mills and times of change; 2. 'Gettin' on' in two communities; 3. Learning how to talk in Trackton; 4. Teaching how to talk in Roadville; 5. Oral traditions; 6. Literate traditions; 7. The townspeople; Part II. Ethnographer Doing: 8. Teachers as learners; 9. Learners as ethnographers; Epilogue; Epilogue - 1996; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521273190
Author:
Heath, Shirley B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Heath, Shirley Brice
Location:
New York
Subject:
English
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Community and school
Subject:
Interaction analysis in education
Subject:
Children -- Language.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
17:1, Spring 1997
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 b/w illus. 3 maps 17 tables
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.04x6.00x.94 in. 1.31 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521273190 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This unique social document records the intricate processes of language learning and language interaction in two working-class communities of the Piedmont Carolinas, one white and one black.
"Synopsis" by , Ways with Words 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 a black working-class community whose older generations grew up farming the land but whose current 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.
"Synopsis" by , The author traces language patterns and cultural differences between 'Roadville' and 'Tracton'.
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