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ERIC Number: EJ267870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Narrative Form as a "Grammar" of Experience: Native Americans and a Glimpse of English.
Hymes, Dell
Journal of Education, v164 n2 p121-42 Spr 1982
Analyzes samples of American Indian oral narrative forms to demonstrate that patterning in the narrative structure (such as systematic recurrence of lines) may embody an explicit logic of experience and rhetoric of action. Suggests that patterning occurs in the language of any community, a fact that has implications for teaching language to children. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
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Language: English
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