ERIC Number: ED246693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Standard English Acquisition.
Reynoso, Wendy Demko
A project concerning standard English acquisition among college students speaking nonstandard English is reported. A review of literature revealed that nonstandard forms of English are problematic, that few solutions to these problems exist, and that educators suggest comparative/contrastive instruction or instruction in proofreading to teach standard forms. The resulting project was a manual entitled "Acquisition of Standard English--A Program for Dialect Different College Students," which uses the comparative/contrastive-proofreading method for the development of a standard English acquisition program consisting of courses, workshops, and individual tutoring. A survey of California State University English departments and educational opportunity programs revealed that this manual was not duplicating current work on a campus. Use of the manual in whole or part in college programs and further research on its effectiveness are recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Polytechnic State University
Note: Master's Thesis, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.