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ERIC Number: EJ1031284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
Decontextualized Language: A Problem, Not a Solution
Gee, James Paul
International Multilingual Research Journal, v8 n1 p9-23 2014
Why do children from some minority groups and children living in poverty do poorly in school when compared to white middle-class children? Researchers have offered a large number of different answers to this question. One of the most popular answers has been based on the notion of "decontextualized language." This article argues that this widely influential answer is wrong and misleading, because it is based on a poor theory of how human language works. In turn, I will suggest a better theory of language with which to pursue the question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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