ERIC Number: ED224656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Speech Variation Among Spanish/English Bilingual Pupils: Some Implications For the Teacher and Learner. Bilingual Education Paper Series, Vol. 2, No. 7.
Ramirez, Arnulfo G.
Results of 11 investigations of various problems facing Mexican American and other linguistic minority children in the classroom are summarized. Conducted between 1972 and 1978, the studies are divided into studies dealing with teacher attitudes toward speech variation, elementary and secondary school pupil attitudes toward speech variation and attitudes toward language variation with some implications for the learner and the teacher. The studies examined the language of the Mexican American child; linguistic performance in Spanish and English; the standard and non-standard linguistic features present; language variability, including code switching; language attitudes and their impact on the child's self-concept and cross-ethnic relationships; teacher and student language attitudes and their relationship to achievement among bilingual students; teacher evaluation of the language and personality of ethnic children; teacher and student interaction patterns and student performance; the effects of speech style and other attributes on teachers' attitudes toward pupils; linguistic attitudes of teachers; and adolescents' reactions toward speakers of standard English and Mexican American accented English. Appended are a sample of the CERAS Bilingual Attitude Measure (a matched-guise instrument consisting of 28 passages based on 4 paragraphs written in 7 guises) and the key to the phonological, morphological, and syntactical variations. (NQA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Students, Code Switching (Language), Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Language Variation, Literature Reviews, Mexican Americans, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center.