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The Social Nature of Words: Voices, Dialogues, Quarrels
The Writing Instructor
  • Nancy Mack, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Abstract
Considers the social nature of language and applies it to the composition classroom. Demonstrates how the composition teacher's conception of language influences the student's position of power. Argues that the "democratic" use of language allows students from lower social classes to appropriate language and to make changes which will foster a better society.
Citation Information
Nancy Mack. "The Social Nature of Words: Voices, Dialogues, Quarrels" The Writing Instructor Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (1989) p. 157 - 165 ISSN: 0277-7789
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_mack/56/