Writing from These Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community
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256pp. June 2007
Writing from These Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community
Author: Duffy, John M.;
Outstanding Book Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication

"We are only beginning to recognize the global forces that have long shaped literacy in the United States. What we need now is a book that demonstrates
Writing from These Roots richly conceptualizes the study of literacy by considering its historical, personal, institutional, cultural, and transnational dimensions. . . . [It is a] fascinating account that takes [readers] across contine
Author: Duffy, John M.;
John M. Duffy is associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.
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Acknowledgments
Notes on Language, Orthography, and Transcription

Introduction
1. Lost Books and Broken Promises: The Hmong People in China and Laos
2. Rumors, Ropes, and Redemptions: Hmong Writing Systems in China and Laos



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