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ERIC Number: EJ529145
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0731-6755
The Great Wall of African American Vernacular English in the American College Classroom.
Howard, Rebecca Moore
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, v16 n2 p265-83 1996
Reviews three responses to a student's use of nonstandard English: eradicationism, pluralism, and code switching. Suggests that many scholars, recognizing an option between the first and third options, fail to acknowledge the existence of the second option, which gives the language user, not the teacher, the agency in deciding which form of language to use. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans
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