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ERIC Number: ED119225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 145
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An Investigation of Association of Language with the Race of the Speaker and Preference for Vernacular Black English and Standard English among Black Inner-City First Grade Students.
King, Viola Daste
This study attempted to answer five question: do black inner-city students at the first grade level associate Vernacular Black English (VBE) with black speakers and Standard English (SE) with white speakers? Do black inner-city students prefer VBE or SE? Is there a significant relationship between the self-concept of these students and their preference for VBE or SE? Is there a significant relationship between the sex of the student and association of language with the race of the speaker of preference for VBE of SE? and Is there a significant relationship between the race of the teacher and the students' association of language with the race of the speaker and preference for VBE or SE? The sample consisted of two first grade classes that had been taught in kindergarten and first grade by black teachers and two by white teachers. The findings of the study indicated that these students show a significant ability to associate language with the race of the speaker. Black inner-city first grade students also show a preference for SE. The variables of sex of the students, the race of the students' teachers, and the self-concept of the students are not significantly related to their association and preference. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of New Orleans