ERIC Number: EJ874116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Review of Developmental and Applied Language Research on African American Children: From a Deficit to Difference Perspective on Dialect Differences
Stockman, Ida J.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v41 n1 p23-38 Jan 2010
Purpose: The contemporary practices of delivering speech, language, and hearing services in schools reflect palpable gains in professional sensitivity to linguistic and cultural diversity. Method: This article reviews the dominant research themes on the oral language of African American preschoolers who contribute to such diversity in the United States. Specifically, it contrasts the historical and current frameworks that have guided studies of (a) such children's acquisition and use of English and (b) the strategies used to assess and modify their language. Conclusion: Research initiatives that can expand knowledge about this group are proposed.
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Language Research, Dialects, Oral Language, Cultural Pluralism, Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Related Services (Special Education), English (Second Language), Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States