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Tue Dec 01 2015

Books: Kisisi (Our Language): Gilmore

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Date: 27-Nov-2015
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Subject: Kisisi (Our Language): Gilmore
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Title: Kisisi (Our Language)
Subtitle: The Story of Colin and Sadiki
Series Title: New Directions in Ethnography

Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Book URL:

Author: Perry Gilmore

Paperback: ISBN: 9781119101574 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781119101574 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781119101574 Pages: 184 Price: Europe EURO 23.00


Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother’s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they shared in postcolonial Kenya.

The story of Colin and Sadiki raises profound questions and has direct implications for many fields of study including child language acquisition and socialization, education, anthropology, and the anthropology of childhood.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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