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ERIC Number: ED105709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Language Standardization and Education.
Rubin, Joan
This paper discusses the problem of language standardization in education. The areas to which standardization may refer - phonology, spelling, punctuation, grammar and lexicon - are discussed, and problems associated with efforts to standardize them in schools are pointed out. The position taken is that a decision to promote language standards should weigh the advantages against the disadvantages, i.e., clarity in communication against time and effort needed to implement and teach standard usage. The complex nature of the process of language standardization is described by analyzing six interrelated components: isolation of a norm, assignment of value, establishing a purpose for the norm, acceptance, comparison and time span. Finally, the following criteria are suggested for standardizing or maintaining a standard within the educational domain: the number of styles it is useful to isolate, and whether schools want language standardization. (AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the AAAS and Conacyt meeting (Mexico City, 1973); Best Copy Available, some pages and the reference list will reproduce poorly