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ERIC Number: ED165478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 20
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Problemes poses par la mesure du rendement en francais des eleves franco-ontariens (Problems Posed by the Measurement of Proficiency in French Among Franco-Ontarian Students). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 16.
Canale, Michael; Mougeon, Raymond
This study examines the hypothesis that the French used by a large number of Franco-Ontarians represents a linguistic system (or several systems) that differs from Standard French. In addition, a review of previous research leads to the inverse hypothesis, that Ontarian French represents a body of different systems or sub-systems that are more or less related to Standard French. It is proposed that Ontarian French is as valuable and efficient a communicative tool as is Standard French, when used among Franco-Ontarians in informal, everyday communication. The implications of this hypothesis are also examined with respect to: (1) interpretation of results on proficiency tests of Standard French, (2) development of further instruments to measure the proficiency of Franco-Ontarian students in French, and (3) development of classroom materials that focus on the particular needs of these students. (Author/AMH)
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: French
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Canada