ERIC Number: ED213062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Language Attitudes and Black Dialect: An Assessment. (1) Language Attitudes in the Classroom. (2) A Reliable Measure of Language Attitudes.
Byrd, Marquita L.; Williams, Hampton S.
These two related papers provide information on teacher attitudes toward black dialect use in the classroom and the measurement of such attitudes. The first paper reports on data from 176 administrators, counselors, teachers, and student teachers, revealing significant relationships between a teacher's definition of black dialect, attitudes toward black dialect, and race of teacher. The second paper describes the steps taken to refine and improve a language attitude inventory (LAI) so that it could be used to describe and to make inferences about teachers' attitudes toward the use of black dialect in the classroom. The two versions of the LAI and a bibliography on teacher attitudes and dialects are provided. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (67th, Anaheim, CA, November 12-15, 1981).