ERIC Number: ED056579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Attitudes Based on English Dialect Differences: An Analysis of Current Research.
Cohen, Karen M.; Kimmerling, Flo Gryn
This paper organizes and evaluates 18 studies dealing with attitudes based on language differences which people possess toward others. Special consideration is given to the area of teacher-student relationships. The authors present a synopsis of each of the 18 studies, considering such details as purpose, speakers, judges, stimulus materials, measure, factors of speech studied, and findings. A summary of selected statistical data is presented, followed by a discussion of the general results of the studies, considering ethnic and dialect identification, speech quality, social and personal factors, and teacher-student relationships. The final sections of the paper include an evaluation and critique of the study and a discussion of conclusions and implications. (VM)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Differences, Dialects, Ethnic Grouping, Language, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Nonstandard Dialects, North American English, Personality, Social Bias, Social Dialects, Social Differences, Sociolinguistics, Speech, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA.
Note: In Language Research Report No. 4