ERIC Number: ED037720
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Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching Standard English in the Inner City. Urban Language Series No. 6.
Fasold, Ralph W., Ed.; Shuy, Roger W., Ed.
There are three approaches to the nonstandard dialects of Negro inner-city children: eradication; biloquialism, sometimes called functional bidialectism; and appreciation of dialect differences with no attempt to change speech patterns. The essays in the present volume are all written from the biloquialist point of view, which advocates that inner-city children be taught standard English to facilitate their functioning in the greater society without being encouraged to give up their home language. Whereas most past biloquialist discussions have offered only more-or-less programmatic suggestions of philosophies and possible methodologies, the articles in this volume attempt to offer practical solutions to the language problems of inner-city Negro children. The articles, most of which are printed here for the first time, are: William A. Stewart, "Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Quasi-Foreign Language Situations"; Joan C. Baratz, "Educational Considerations for Teaching Standard English to Negro Children"; Ralph W. Fasold and Walt Wolfram, "Some Linguistic Features of Negro Dialect"; Irwin Feigenbaum, "The Use of Nonstandard English in Teaching Standard: Contrast and Comparison"; Walt Wolfram, "Sociolinguistic Implications for Educational Sequencing" (ED 029 280); Roger W. Shuy, "Teacher Training and Urban Language Problems" (ED 030 116). (FWB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Black Dialects, Black Students, Contrastive Linguistics, Educational Theories, English Instruction, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, TENL
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Sociolinguistics Program.