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Ways with Words : Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms
by Shirley Brice Heath




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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 southeastern 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.

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Overview

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 southeastern 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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521273190
  • ISBN-10: 0521273196
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: July 1983
  • Page Count: 450
  • Dimensions: 9.04 x 6 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

Series: Cambridge Paperback Library

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