ERIC Number: ED419398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Being People: An Anthology for Non-Native Speakers of English.
Kral, Thomas, Ed.
The literary anthology is intended for non-native speakers of English, including stories written in regional and social dialects to give readers an appreciation of how images and meaning can be conveyed effectively through non-standard forms of the language. Linguistic and cultural notes are provided to make the language more accessible to readers. Discussion questions follow each story or poem to help orient readers to main themes or issues. Readings are organized thematically, with each selection focusing on the human experience. Themes include: children (8 items); families (11 items); couples (7 items); and individuals (9 items). A brief introductory section for the teacher offers background information and notes on some features of non-standard English occurring in the selections. (MSE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC. English Language Programs Div.
Identifiers - Location: United States