Renowned linguistic anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath will present a public program March 30 at the University of Wyoming.
On Tuesday, March 30, Heath will lead a discussion on "Moving the Human Eye and Mind: The Grounding of Cognition in Visual, Musical, and Literary Arts," from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the UW Classroom Building.
A MacArthur Prize winner for exceptional creativity and author of the classic educational ethnography, "Ways with Words: Language, Life, and Work in Communities and Classrooms," Heath has studied how young children are socialized through and into language use. Her early publications focus on very young children and the ways in which their language socialization differs across cultures.
Her more recent research examines later language development in learning environments that draw older children and adolescents into collaborative project work in which peers become essential socializing influences.
For more information on Professor Heath's life and work, visit: http://www.shirleybriceheath.net/.
Photo: Shirley Brice Heath (Brown University Photo)