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ERIC Number: EJ679335
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Familiar Voices: Using Ebonics Communication Techniques in the Primary Classroom.
Bohn, Anita Perna
Urban Education, v38 n6 p688-707 Nov 2003
Presents classroom vignettes illustrating an African American first grade teacher's use of selected Ebonics communication techniques that celebrate African American oral traditions while supporting diverse students' academic success. Identifies five common Ebonics rhetorical devices (use of repetitive, rhythmic phrasing for emphasis; call and response exchanges; testifying; signifying; and code switching). Reports the experiences of three other teachers who attempted to employ these techniques in their classrooms. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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