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ERIC Number: EJ1101414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-3364
Challenging Linguistic Stereotypes on the Internet
Behrens, Susan J.
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v32 n2 p62-72 Spr 2016
Our research focuses on the creation and reinforcement of overgeneralized and inaccurate depictions of language behavior on the Internet. Misrepresentation of language behavior spreads easily by exposure to unchallenged depictions. We posit that such stereotypes have already influenced our students, consumers of the Internet, by introducing, reinforcing, and perpetuating linguistically ungrounded views of language behavior. We believe that scholarly research serves as a reality-check to overgeneralized misinformation, and that both students and teachers in developmental education need more valid sources of linguistic information. [Additional assistance in writing this article was provided by Rosangela Catalano, Jennifer Perez, Kaitlyn Clark, and Latoya Chisholm.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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