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ERIC Number: ED092900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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Newfoundland Dialect Interference in Oral Reading.
Walker, Laurence
Following a review of the literature, a study to provide data on the interference effects of another dialect on aspects of reading performance was carried out in Newfoundland, Canada. Subjects were presented with oral reading material in standard English form and in a form which incorporated selected, validated, morphological features of grade three students in Newfoundland where a distinct dialect prevails. Significant differences favoring the standard English readings were revealed for three measures of oral reading proficiency so the interference hypothesis was not supported. The findings showed the language flexibility possessed by eight-year-old dialect speakers and pointed to the research hazards of inferring written language ability on the basis of oral performances. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada