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ERIC Number: ED158841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Sources of Linguistic Influence: Peers at Learning Centers. Technical Report #16.
Mays, Violet
This study examined the conversation patterns of 26 Hawaiian kindergarten children in order to determine whether children with a Hawaiian Creole (HC) preference or a Standard English (SE) preference speak to each other. The normal interactions of the children (14 boys and 12 girls) were monitored during the learning center sessions of the kindergarten class, when the children over a period of time had random access to each other. Data on each child included to whom he talked and how often, and how often utterances were addressed to the group or self. This data was subsequently compared to individual scores on the Standard English Repetition Test (SERT) and to the results of a sociometric study done on the same children. Results indicated that conversation patterns were determined by proximity, not by language code preference. Some sex differences in conversation patterns were also observed. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii