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ERIC Number: ED082907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 216
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The Influence of Phonological Characteristics Upon Orthography in Mexican-American Second Graders.
Alvarez, Salvador
This 1970-71 study compared the relationship of pronunciation to spelling, in English and Spanish, for Mexican American second graders in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Texas. The investigator selected 78 children from 5 participating schools: 2 in San Antonio and 3 in Corpus Christi. The public schools from which the samples were drawn are located in educationally, economically, and culturally similar neighborhoods. A second aspect of the research compared the type of instruction, bilingual or monolingual, the former represented by the Corpus Christi sample, the latter by San Antonio. The Gloria and David Oral Bilingual Test -- Spanish and English was used as the assessment instrument. Main conclusions of the study were that: the sample involving bilingual instruction did significantly better in English phonology; other factors besides sex, age, home language, number of siblings, and type of instruction may have influenced test results. It was recommended that bilingual instruction be used to teach children whose home language is Spanish. The appendices included such things as taped spelling tests in English and Spanish and Spanish and English test in phonemic notation. (KM)
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; Texas (Corpus Christi); Texas (San Antonio)