ERIC Number: ED066749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Dialects: English, Vocabulary. 5112.23.
A course to make students aware of the patterns of the different dialects of American English is offered by the Dade County Public Schools. Designed to foster tolerance for other ways of speaking, the quinmester program helps students to determine their own dialect and to compare it with alternative forms of speech. The course content includes a definition of dialect, a study of the regions of dialect, causes for dialects, identification of dialect variables, and a survey of dialects. Learning activities center around dialect examples from literature, newspapers, radio, and television. The course guide contains a list of suggested literature, as well as a list of student and teacher resources such as textbooks, magazines, and media resources. (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Quinmester Program
Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program