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ERIC Number: ED127629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Computerizing Blacklish.
Zoller, Peter T.
Teaching Black English as a foreign language can improve communication between individuals and enrich the language patterns of Standard English. Essential areas of study in such a course (vocabulary, grammar, translation, and to some extent, environmental exposure) can be programmed on a computer. In fact, a computer supplies the perfect tool for instruction because it can be constantly changed to accommodate new information. Further, a computer-aided approach eliminates the need for a strictly controlled classroom setting and provides the opportunity for extending the university-without-walls concept. Although a 2741 teletype terminal linked to an IBM 360-50 proved useful for a course in Black English at the University of California at Riverside, different computer systems and languages (such as PLATO) may be more efficient for other instructional situations. If the cost of equipment is prohibitive, conventional language laboratories can be used as effective facilities for instruction. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Unpublished study prepared at Wichita State University