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ERIC Number: ED078421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
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What Can the English Teacher Do with Dialects.
Golub, Lester S.
The junior high and senior high school English teacher should not judge dialect speakers as inferior to speakers of standard English but should rather be concerned with teaching his students the power and use of dialects. At the same time, he should capitalize on the students' dialect skills to teach them standard English skills. Teaching Activities which further these aims are: (1) teaching the distinctions among language, dialect, and idiolect (the personal use of Language); (2) exploring the uses of dialect in literature; (3) training students to develop their own linguistic atlas of their area, city, or state; (4) teaching the history of the English language; (5) conducting language mediation exercises to classify and study--without prescriptive judgments--the dialects of members of the class; and (6) using personal language charts, work charts, narrative charts, and language skill charts. Through such activities as these, students from different ethnic groups and races can use dialect study to profitably learn about each other's heritages. (DI)
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