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ERIC Number: ED179977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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The Child as Sociolinguist--or--Maybe the Kids Could Start Scrutinizing OUR Language Use?
Edelsky, Carole
By giving assignments to children in a field that inquires into the nature of language use, teachers can help enhance their total language development and sensitivity to language. To be most effective, such projects should involve children working interactively in groups; should require considerable time to complete and involve the solving of several subproblems; should result in a product (tape, performance, or solution to a problem); should require children to carry out the major planning, organizing, choosing, and thinking; should involve the use of real material (live people, books, tools, or events); and should integrate the language arts in a natural way. Sociolinguistic topics that lend themselves to group project work for children include naming, address terms, speaker comprehension/recognition, quantity of language production, vocabulary, and verbal rituals. (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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