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ERIC Number: ED003819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 63
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A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH USED BY NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN SPEAKERS IN NEW YORK CITY.
LABOV, WILLIAM; AND OTHERS
CERTAIN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ON DIFFERENCES IN LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION WERE STUDIED IN A PRELIMINARY PROJECT. DURING A 5-MONTH PERIOD, 75 EXPLORATORY AND 25 SUPPLEMENTARY TAPE INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED. INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP INTERVIEWS WERE RECORDED FOR PREADOLESCENT, ADOLESCENT, AND ADULT NEGRO SUBJECTS. THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE WAS DEVELOPED TO INCLUDE A FULL RANGE OF LINGUISTIC BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTICS. ANALYSES INCLUDED ISOLATION OF THE CHIEF LINGUISTIC VARIABLES RESPONSIBLE FOR STRUCTURAL CONFLICT BETWEEN NONSTANDARD ENGLISH AND STANDARD ENGLISH. WITH THE SUGGESTION THAT THEY MIGHT SERVE TO DIRECT THE THINKING OF READING TEACHERS ALONG LINES WHICH HAVE BEEN IGNORED IN THE PAST, TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS WERE PRESENTED ON THE (1) EFFECT OF FOLLOWING VOWELS IN REALIZING FINAL CONSONANTS, (2) INFORMATION PROVIDED BY FINAL CONSONANTS, (3) ANALYSIS OF ORAL READING, (4) TESTING OF PERCEPTUAL ABILITY, AND (5) BEST GRAMMAR TO TEACH. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)