ERIC Number: ED103376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Modular Sequence: Puerto Rican Pupils in Mainland Schools. TTP 003.09. Puerto Rican English. Teacher Corps Bilingual Project.
Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT. Coll. of Education.
The dialect of English as spoken by native Puerto Rican Spanish speakers is estensively influenced by interference from the speakers' native language. Since exposure to a language affects one's ability to use it, the speaker's position might affect his access to English and/or his willingness to speak it, and, therefore, his proficiency in it. It is important for a teacher to be aware of the conflicting linguistic features of Spanish and English which cause difficulty for a Puerto Rican child learning standard English as his second language. (This module provides an overview of interference in morphological, syntactic, and lexical areas. A pretest and posttest are included, along with a list of learning strategies and a four-item bibliography.) (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 095 128-143 and SP 008 975-987