The Skin That We Speak

by Lisa Delpit

The Skin That We Speak

  • ISBN-13: 9781595583505
  • Author(s): Lisa Delpit
  • Editor(s): Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
  • Subject: Education|education
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Imprint: The New Press
  • Publication Date: 26-06-2008
  • Format: p/b

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A look at the politics of language instruction for students of colour. A fresh, cutting-edge work, The Skin that We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly-charged war of idioms - in which English only' means standard English only - and provides teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken and the layers of politics, power and identity that those forms carry.'
About the book

A look at the politics of language instruction for students of colour. A fresh, cutting-edge work, The Skin that We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly-charged war of idioms - in which English only' means standard English only - and provides teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken and the layers of politics, power and identity that those forms carry.'