ERIC Number: ED082183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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A Psycholinguistic Study: Contrastive Analysis Teaching of Black and Standard Dialects to Junior-High Reading Subjects.
Hartman, Marilyn D.
Foreign language constrastive analysis, pattern practice, and oral drilling served as the experimental treatment in this study investigating whether a regular English class format for teaching English to reading students whose natural language is Black English (BE) is adequate in presenting Standard English (SE) at the secondary level. The form BE and its conjugations constituted the experimentally taught lessons. The school administration of an ungraded junior high school in a black community randomly selected two groups of students from their lowest-level reading students above non-readers. An instrument, "The Use of Be." was administered as a pretest and posttest to both groups. Interpretations of the test results lend strong support to anticipated results that a usual general English class format does not give BE speaking children fluency in SE in the four areas tested. (Author/HOD)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Contrastive Linguistics, Conventional Instruction, Junior High School Students, Oral English, Pattern Drills (Language), Psycholinguistics, Reading, Standard Spoken Usage, TENL
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles