TITLE

Chapter Three: Listening to Silences

AUTHOR(S)
Horne, Dee
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Contemporary American Indian Writing: Unsettling Literature;1999, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 3 of the book "Contemporary American Indian Writing: Unsettling Literature" is presented. The chapter analyzes how author Ruby Slipperjack deals with the issue of cultural gap in her book "Silent Words." She addresses the judgmental binary thinking underlying colonial attitudes toward silence. Slipperjack uses the implicature approach to convey and validate silence as part of the continuum of language. Her narrative style created an alternative discourse that greatly affirms American Indians.
ACCESSION #
19417118

 

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