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Author Heath, Shirley Brice.

Title Ways with words : language, life, and work in communities and classrooms / Shirley Brice Heath.

Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.102 HEAT    DUE 12-12-19
 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.102 HEAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 401-414.
Summary 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.
Subject Children -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- Language.
Teachers -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- Language.
Textile workers -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- Language.
Language arts -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region)
Interaction analysis in education.
Community and school -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region)
Home and school -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region)
Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0521253349
0521273196 (paperback)