ERIC Number: ED061850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Some Errors in English by Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican Children.
The purpose of the investigation reported in this document is to determine the range of errors in the spontaneous speech of Puerto Rican children of intermediate English ability in order to provide specific information on phonetic and morphological deviations from standard English for use in curriculum development. The study first considers common pronunciation problems, many attributed to the influence of Spanish. Problems with vowels, diphthongs, consonants, consonant clusters, stops, and spirants are discussed. Syntactic problems with auxiliaries, tense and number, object complements, negation, structures difficult to understand, and miscellaneous lexical items are also considered. Examples of the errors are provided. (VM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Curriculum Development, Dialect Studies, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Phonetics, Pronunciation, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Speaking, Speech, Spontaneous Behavior, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Vowels
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA.