ERIC Number: ED176309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes, Language, and Change.
Gere, Anne Ruggles; Smith, Eugene
This monograph explores the conflicts in attitudes toward language that occur and in which English teachers may be asked to uphold forms and conventions of traditional grammar standards while they have linguistic training and knowledge that support a more flexible language usage. Chapters deal with conflicts in attitudes toward language, language attitudes and the change process, changing language attitudes within the profession, and changing language attitudes in the community. An appendix includes questionnaires and rating scales concerning language usage and attitudes. A selected bibliography contains sections on dialectical differences, linguistics for the layperson, dialect teaching material, attitudes toward usage, and the change process. (MKM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Community Attitudes, Dialects, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Language Variation, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Teacher Attitudes
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 02174, $4.25 member, $4.75 non-member)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.