ERIC Number: EJ666844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Some Language-Related Observations for Teachers in Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula Schools.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v30 n1 p8-24 2002
Imposition of English in Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula (Australia) schools led to the development of Torres Strait Creole (TSC), now widely spoken. Common formal errors that TSC-speaking students make in written English are described and related to linguistic transfer. Cultural vocabulary, core cultural values reflected in TSC, and the linguistic importance of spatial ordering are discussed. (Contains 26 references and a regional educational timeline.) (SV)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Creoles, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interference (Language), Limited English Speaking, Nonstandard Dialects, Second Language Instruction, Sociolinguistics
For full text: http://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/ajie/contents/30 1.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia