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ERIC Number: ED028445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 269
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Reference Count: 0
Language Resource Information for Teachers of the Culturally Disadvantaged. Final Report.
Davis, A.L.; And Others
This document attempts to make necessary information on linguistics available to teachers of disadvantaged children. Its first section discusses the three dimensions of language differences--historical, regional, and social--that account for usages frequently condemned without being understood. The second aims at providing a deeper understanding of the nature of the social classes. Sections on phonetics, phonemics, and suprasegmentals progress from the most simple phonetic data to organization of more complex data into a phonological system. A study of the most troublesome areas of grammar precedes a list of phonologic and morphologic features found to be nearly universally associated with lower-class or non-standard English. Non-verbal aspects of communication are described and a notational system for haptics given. A detailed analysis and comparison is made of the phonology of Spanish and English, but grammatical systems are not treated in such detail. In the section on language learning and teaching, methods proven by three decades of use in TESOL programs are described, including a sample lesson. Transcriptions of the speech of children from three disadvantaged groups illustrate the pronunciation and some grammatical features of these speakers. A book-list bibliography is followed by a selected bibliography with lengthy annotations. (DO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Center for American English.