ERIC Number: ED034977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Standard English and Nonstandard Dialects: Elements of Syntax.
Politzer, Robert L.; Bartley, Diana E.
This memorandum is the third in a series of publications which will ultimately combine to form the basis of a "Syllabus for the Training of Teachers of Standard English as a Second Dialect." Most of the culturally and economically disadvantaged are not native speakers of standard English, but speakers of a nonstandard dialect. The syllabus is intended for those who teach children from Negro and Spanish (Mexican) subcultures. This memorandum is a systematic listing and description of the salient features of English syntax along with parallels in nonstandard speech. The information concerning Negro speech is based on the literature cited in this memorandum. The description of interference with a Spanish substratum is primarily inferred from a comparison of English with Spanish structure. Teachers who are already teaching standard English as a second dialect as well as those who wish to learn how to do so will find the memorandum useful. See related document ED 030 869. (Authors/DO)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Black Dialects, Contrastive Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages), Interference (Language), Mexican Americans, Nonstandard Dialects, Nouns, Pronouns, Sentence Structure, Spanish Speaking, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, TENL, Transformational Generative Grammar, Verbs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.