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ERIC Number: ED074832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 29
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Co-lingualism, Anthropological Linguistics and Compensatory Education.
Regan, John
Noting the close relationship among language, thought, culture, personality, and self awareness, anthropological linguistics acknowledges the powerful and real function language styles play in human life, the close attachment between the individual and his natural manner of speech, and the sensitivity that surrounds an individual's attachment to his language style. In the classroom, the teacher dealing with varieties of language dialects and styles among his pupils must be aware that all children's languages are equally sacred to them, that dialects are expressions of "in" and "out" groups, that some dialects are more useful for the operation of individuals in their wider society, and that dialects and styles have assets and liabilities, elaborations and deficits. Co-lingualism designates the attitude of the teacher who is aware of these points and who devises a teaching method and course to deal with them. Compensatory language programs should acknowledge the principle of the non-violation of linguistic emotions through understanding the social, cultural, and personal role of language as expressed in anthrolinguistics. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented to the Language Seminar, Claremont Graduate School and University Center, Claremont, California, January 1967