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ERIC Number: EJ603104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Never Hold a Pencil: Rhetoric and Relations in the Concept of "Preliteracy."
Duffy, John
Written Communication, v17 n2 p224-57 Apr 2000
Argues that the rhetoric of preliteracy is a 19th-century narrative that offers a subordinate identity and obscures the conditions through which literacy development is promoted. Examines the literacy experience of the Hmong of Laos to demonstrate how their supposed preliteracy is an outcome of a dense and interconnecting network of historical relationships. (NH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Laos