ERIC Number: EJ866159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
Verbal Artistry: A Case for Education
Henne, Richard B.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v40 n4 p331-349 Dec 2009
This article expands our understanding of how language-minoritized children's communicative competence interrelates with schooling. It features a verbal performance by a young Native American girl. A case is made for greater empirical specification of the real extent of children's non-school-sanctioned communicative competence. The case disrupts Euro-Western ideologies of language and corresponding instructional policies and practices that pervade U.S. schooling. It also offers productive ways of reframing and reforming language loss in language contact situations.
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, American Indians, Ideology, Communicative Competence (Languages), Females, Children, Language Maintenance, Sociolinguistics, Language Minorities, Minority Groups, American Indian Languages, Anthropological Linguistics, Educational Anthropology
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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