ERIC Number: ED071058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Class and Regional Dialects: Their Relationship to Reading; An Annotated Bibliography.
Zuck, Louis V., Comp.; Goodman, Yetta M., Comp.
Research, pedagogical implications for reading, and the exploration of issues surrounding social dialects and reading are addressed in this annotated bibliography. Criteria for choosing the articles include (1) that all American children and teachers whose first language is English speak a dialect of American English; (2) that all dialects of American English have structure and rules; (3) that all children have a variety of experiences and belong to social groups; and (4) that all social groups have a culture. The entries have been grouped into four sections. The first section deals with literature on linguistic concepts related to oral language and the second, with literature on concepts related to written language. The third section is concerned with implications for the classroom, ranging from those suggesting the postponement of reading until an oral standard English has been acquired to those suggesting that dialect differences would not interfere in reading if the schools allowed children to speak in their native dialect. Finally, the fourth section discusses the relationship between social class dialects and second language learning. This document was previously announced as ED 005 755. (HS)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Linguistic Theory, North American English, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, Social Dialects, Teaching Methods, TENL
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 ($0.72 non-member, $0.50 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.