ERIC Number: EJ359506
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Standard English: The Only Target for Nonnative Speakers of English?
Goldstein, Lynn M.
TESOL Quarterly, v21 n3 p417-36 Sep 1987
In a study demonstrating that Black English was target for Hispanic boys acquiring English as second language, it was shown that extensive peer contact with Blacks was necessary but not sufficient for acquisition of two features of Black English (negative concord and distributive "be") and that choice of Blacks as reference played no role in acquisition of these features. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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