ERIC Number: EJ399924
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Two Styles of Narrative Construction and Their Linguistic and Educational Implications.
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v171 n1 p97-115 1989
Analyzes oral narrative told to peers by a Black girl and compares it to one told to an adult female by a White middle-class girl. Proposes that the White girl's style is compatible with school-based values governing speech and writing, while the Black girl's style is compatible with cultures emphasizing verbal mastery but is not compatible with school context. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with title "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Essays by James Paul Gee."