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ERIC Number: EJ858021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Plateau Indian Ways with Words
Monroe, Barbara
College Composition and Communication, v61 n1 pW321-W342 Sep 2009
The indigenous rhetoric of the Plateau Indians continues to exert a discursive influence on student writing in reservation schools today. Plateau students score low on state-mandated tests and on college writing assignments, in large part because the pervasive personalization of Plateau rhetoric runs counter to the depersonalization of academic argument. Yet, we can teach writing in ways that honor all students'--and not just Plateau students'--"rhetorical sovereignty" even as we prepare them for academic writing. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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