ERIC Number: EJ294199
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
Black Children's Knowledge of Standard English.
Torrey, Jane W.
American Educational Research Journal, v20 n4 p627-43 Win 1983
Black children's language abilities should not be judged by their schoolyard grammar. Use of Standard English "s" endings in spontaneous speech is not as good a predictor of school language achievements as is the use of those endings in reading and school grammatical or comprehension tests. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: This research was supported by Special Research Fellowship 1 FO3 HD42528 and by Research Grant 1 RO1 HD04743, both from the U.S. Public Health Service, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.