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ERIC Number: ED086028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-12
Pages: 17
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A Method for Determining and Depicting Language Dominance.
Zirkel, Perry Alan
The purpose of this paper is to present a practical model for determining and depicting language dominance, given the general nature and needs of bilingual education programs in the United States. The author proposes the use of parallel tests of aural ability to indicate initially the language dominance of children who, for example, are otherwise commonly classified as "Spanish-speaking" or "bilingual" based upon surname. It is shown how the results can be organized for placement or programmatic purposes into a continuum, ranging, for example, from Spanish-to-English dominance. Several possible linguistic and programmatic patterns are discussed; tables and illustrations are included. (Author/SK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (7th, San Juan, P.R., May 12, 1973); In error this document was also input as ED 082 567