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Talk, text and technology : literacy and social practice in a remote indigenous community

Author: Inge Kral
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2012.
Series: Critical language and literacy studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talk, Text and Technology is an ethnography of language, learning and literacy in remote Indigenous Australia. This study traces one Indigenous group from the introduction of alphabetic literacy in the 1930s to the recent arrival of digital literacies and new media. This innovative work examines changing social, cultural and linguistic practices across the generations and addresses the implications for language and  Read more...
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Kral, Inge.
Talk, text and technology.
Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2012
(DLC) 2012009344
(OCoLC)780415711
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inge Kral
ISBN: 9781847697608 1847697607
OCLC Number: 810082887
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Practice-Based Ethnography --
The Evolution of a Social Practice Approach to Literacy --
A Social Theory of Learning --
Language Socialisation --
An Ethnography of Changing Social Practice in the Ngaanyatjarra World --
Structure of the Book --
Introducing the Ngaanyatjarra --
Ngaanyatjarra Language and Culture --
Yarnangu --
The People --
pt. 1 Living in the Now --
1.From Forgetting to Remembering --
In Loving Memory of... --
In Celebration of the Birth of... --
Naming as Social Practice --
The Speeding Up of Time: An Accelerated Modernity --
Conclusion --
2.Transmitting Orality and Literacy as Cultural Practice --
Domestic Domains --
Community Domains --
Institutional Domains --
Conclusion --
pt. 2 New Figured Worlds --
3.`Mission Time': Adapting to the New --
Mt Margaret Mission --
Schooling at Mt Margaret --
Learning to Work --
Warburton Ranges Mission --
The Schooling Imperative --
Building a Christian Work Ethic
Series Title: Critical language and literacy studies.
Responsibility: Inge Kral.

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