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ERIC Number: ED117980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-2
Pages: 17
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Testing Standard Spanish as a Second Dialect.
Stansfield, Charles W.
This discussion begins with a brief description of three approaches to teaching standard Spanish as a second dialect (S.S.S.D.), called the "eradication" approach, the "second dialect" approach, and the "both dialects" approach, which is favored here. Because the teacher of standard Spanish as a second dialect is concerned with developing in the student the ability to switch from the local form to standard Spanish, and not from local to English, S.S.S.D. tests should be bidialectical in nature. Therefore, they will be substantially different from ordinary tests of Spanish as a foreign language. The paper offers examples of numerous discrete item formats for S.S.S.D. testing of various linguistic problems. Subsections are included for stress, vocabulary, spelling, reading, dictation, morphology, and syntax. The rationale for each item is described, and some hints are given for the writing of nonoffensive directions. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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