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xix, 160 pages, 20 color plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Uwerymachini!: a language discovered
  • Herodotus revisited: language origins, forbidden experiments, new languages, and pidgins
  • Lorca's miracle: play, performance, verbal art and creativity
  • Kekopey life: transcending linguistic hegemonic borders and racialized postcolonial spaces
  • Kisisi: language form, development, and change.
Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they shared in postcolonial Kenya. * Documents and examines the invention of a new language between two boys in postcolonial Kenya * Offers a unique insight into child language development and use * Presents a mixed genre narrative and multidisciplinary discussion that describes the children s border-crossing friendship and their unique and innovative private language * Beautifully written by one of the foremost scholars in child development, language acquisition and education, the book provides a seamless blending of the personal and the ethnographic * The story of Colin and Sadiki raises profound questions and has direct implications for many fields of study including child language acquisition and socialization, education, anthropology, and the anthropology of childhood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119101567 20171017
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-333A-01, EDUC-333A-01
138 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements-- 1. Legitimate peripheral participation-- 2. Practice, person, social world-- 3. Midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, non-drinking alcoholics-- 4. Legitimate peripheral participation in communities of practice-- 5. Conclusion-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521423748 20160528
In this important theoretical treatist, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning - that learning is fundamentally a social process. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate peripheral participation (LPP). Learners participate in communities of practitioners, moving toward full participation in the sociocultural practices of a community. LPP provides a way to speak about crucial relations between newcomers and old-timers and about their activities, identities, artefacts, knowledge and practice. The communities discussed in the book are midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, and recovering alcoholics, however, the process by which participants in those communities learn can be generalised to other social groups.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521423748 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-333A-01, EDUC-333A-01