What no bedtime story means: Narrative skills at home and school*

  title={What no bedtime story means: Narrative skills at home and school*},
  author={S. Heath},
  journal={Language in Society},
  • S. Heath
  • Published 1982
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Language in Society
"Ways of taking" from books are a part of culture and as such are more varied than current dichotomies between oral and literate traditions and relational and analytic cognitive styles would suggest. Patterns of language use related to books are studied in three literate communities in the Southeastern United States, focusing on such "literacy events" as bedtime story reading. One community, Maintown, represents mainstream, middle-class school-oriented culture; Roadville is a white mill… Expand
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