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ERIC Number: EJ1097797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
The Effect of Dialect on Rating of Intelligence
Vaughn, Brandon K.; Franklin, Godfrey; Hixon, Mamie
Journal on Educational Psychology, v2 n3 p48-56 Nov 2008-Jan 2009
To validate the "power of language" theory, the authors set out to ascertain whether there is any relationship between dialect (language) and intelligence rating. This study suggests that language is a barometer by which people measure one's intelligence and education. The study further suggests that nonstandard English may influence the perception that the individual is not intelligent. The American public favors people who use standard English and tends to discredit those who use nonstandard English.
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Language: English
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