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ERIC Number: EJ916680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
The Language of Power: Beyond the Grammar Workbook
Flynn, Jill Ewing
English Journal, v100 n4 p27-30 Mar 2011
Being up front with students about Standard English as "the language of power" allows them to learn valuable lessons about Standard and non-Standard English dialects. In this article, the author describes an eighth-grade language unit that helps students understand the value of dialects and standardized English. The author concludes that the "language of power"--when to use it, as well as its limitations--is indeed a necessary and rich subject of study in English classes. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A