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ERIC Number: EJ813092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
Rising above My Raisin'?: Using Heuristic Inquiry to Explore the Effects of the Lumbee Dialect on Ethnic Identity Development
Scott, Chris; Brown, Kathleen
American Indian Quarterly, v32 n4 p485-521 Fall 2008
Using heuristic inquiry, this study investigates how dialect affects the ethnic identity development of the first author as well as fellow Lumbee students attending a predominantly white university. Heuristic inquiry is a process that begins with a question or problem that the researcher seeks to illuminate or answer. Findings from this study indicate that the use of a distinctive dialect does indeed act as a trigger for consciousness in understanding one's ethnic identity development. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina