ERIC Number: ED125151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
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Appreciating Linguistic Varieties.
There is evidence that attitudes toward speakers of nonstandard English are determined more by the speaker's race than by linguistic considerations. Many people who do not speak standard English have done well in American society because stigma was not attached to their particular language variety. More emphasis should be placed on appreciating individual differences and functional aspects of communication and less on diagnosing the "linguistic problems" of children of limited English-speaking ability. (Author/IRT)
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Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.