ERIC Number: ED165478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Problemes poses par la mesure du rendement en francais des eleves franco-ontariens (Problems Posed by the Measurement of Proficiency in French Among Franco-Ontarian Students). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 16.
Canale, Michael; Mougeon, Raymond
This study examines the hypothesis that the French used by a large number of Franco-Ontarians represents a linguistic system (or several systems) that differs from Standard French. In addition, a review of previous research leads to the inverse hypothesis, that Ontarian French represents a body of different systems or sub-systems that are more or less related to Standard French. It is proposed that Ontarian French is as valuable and efficient a communicative tool as is Standard French, when used among Franco-Ontarians in informal, everyday communication. The implications of this hypothesis are also examined with respect to: (1) interpretation of results on proficiency tests of Standard French, (2) development of further instruments to measure the proficiency of Franco-Ontarian students in French, and (3) development of classroom materials that focus on the particular needs of these students. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Dialect Studies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Analysis (Language), French, Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Styles, Language Usage, Language Variation, Minority Groups, Nonstandard Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage, Test Interpretation
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario