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ERIC Number: EJ655803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Using Alternative Sources for Advanced Literacy Skills: Some Shona Examples.
Bernsten, Jan
Journal of the African Language Teachers Association, v1 n2 p65-73 Spr 2000
Discusses the use of praise poetry and indigenous newspapers to teach the Shona language. Praise poetry provides formal vocabulary and complex grammatical structures from the linguistic standpoint, as well as a wonderful introduction to the Shona oral tradition. Newspaper articles provide access to current vocabulary and stories that highlight tensions between modern and traditional culture in Zimbabwe. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe