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ERIC Number: ED015479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING A SECOND DIALECT AND SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR TESOL.
CARROLL, WILLIAM S.; FEIGENBAUM, IRWIN
THE RESEARCH DESCRIBED HERE IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE URBAN LANGUAGE STUDY OF THE CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS. THE PRINCIPLE TASK OF THE PROJECT IS TO STUDY THE SPEECH OF NEGRO CHILDREN IN A LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC AREA IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SPECIAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHING STANDARD ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF NONSTANDARD NEGRO DIALECTS ARE BEING PREPARED ON THE BASIS OF THE CONTRASTIVE ANALYSES RESULTING FROM THIS STUDY. A BASIC ASSUMPTION OF THE URBAN LANGUAGE STUDY IS THAT THE NONSTANDARD NEGRO DIALECT DIFFERS SYSTEMATICALLY FROM STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH IN GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE, AS WELL AS IN PHONOLOGY AND LEXICON. WHILE NO "VERY COMPLETE OR DEFINITIVE STATEMENTS" HAVE AS YET BEEN MADE ABOUT THE NEGRO DIALECT VERB SYSTEM, ENOUGH DATA HAS BEEN ANALYZED TO INDICATE PARTICULAR PROBLEM AREAS. THESE MATERIALS BEING DEVELOPED AND USED IN EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ARE DESIGNED NOT TO REPLACE THE "INFORMAL, NONSTANDARD VARIETY OF ENGLISH SPOKEN BY A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS," BUT TO TEACH THE STUDENTS TO CONTROL AN ADDITIONAL VARIETY--A STANDARD DIALECT. PRESENTED BY THE AUTHORS AT THE TESOL CONVENTION IN APRIL 1967, THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "TESOL QUARTERLY," VOLUME 1, NUMBER 3, SEPTEMBER 1967, INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; URBAN LANGUAGE STUDY