Vernacular Literacy: A Re-Evaluation


This book contains first-hand information on the history, economics, and politics surrounding literacy issues all over the world. Discussions are supported by case-studies of campaigns to promote vernacular languages, and examples of how people relate to their languages in different cultures. Providing a non-Western perspective, the contributors question traditional notions of the uses of literacy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • R. B. Le Page
  • Lawrence D. Carrington
  • Philip Baker
  • Jeannine Gerbault
  • Penelope Gardner-Chloros
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1997


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