Dialects in Schools and Communities

Dialects in Schools and Communities

by Walt Wolfram, Carolyn Temple Adger, Donna Christian
     
 

This book describes dialect differences in American English and their impact on education and everyday life. This resource is intended for use by teacher interns and practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education, specialists in reading and writing, speech/language pathologists, and special education teachers. In most of these fields, information about

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Overview

This book describes dialect differences in American English and their impact on education and everyday life. This resource is intended for use by teacher interns and practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education, specialists in reading and writing, speech/language pathologists, and special education teachers. In most of these fields, information about dialects is considered to be an important part of professional preparation, but until now, there has been no text specifically designed to address this need. Practitioners and students of education will find this volume indispensable to understanding the central principles of dialect diversity and to addressing dialect differences in instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805828627
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Language Variation in the United States. Exploring Dialects. Communicative Interaction. Language Difference Does Not Mean Language Deficit. Oral Language Instruction. Dialects and Written Language. Language Variation and Reading. Dialect Awareness for Students. Appendix: A Selective Inventory of Vernacular.

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