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- Blacks must ignore taunts, speak proper English. Freeman, Gregory // Crisis (00111422);1996, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p8
Opinion. Presents the author's view on African-American children speaking proper English. Actions synonymous with white people; Value of speaking proper English.
- Education today. Joseph, Paul // New York Amsterdam News;7/20/96, Vol. 87 Issue 29, p31
Reports on the results of a study on Afro-American children's dialect and learning disabilities and the planned collaborative research of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Language disorders in Afro-American children speaking a dialect; Howard University's student exchange program with...
- Dialectal forms during discourse of poor, urban, African American preschoolers. Washington, Julie A.; Craig, Holly K. // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Aug94, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p816
Studies nonstandard syntactic and morphological forms used by poor, urban preschool African Americans. Identification of predominant utterances and idiosyncrasies in subgroups; Discussion of characteristic linguistic productions of young black children.
- Fixated on Ebonics: Let's concentrate on the kids. Gura, Mark // Educational Leadership;Apr97, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p87
Focuses on the term Ebonics, also known as black English, that is slowly making its way into the educational structure in the United States. Initiative in Oakland, California to grant legitimacy to the African-American vernacular; Procurement of bilingual education funds for the program.
- Complex Syntax Production of African American Preschoolers. Jackson, Sandra C.; Roberts, Joanne E. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2001, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p1083
This study examined changes in the complex syntax production of 85 3- and 4-year-old African American children and the role of child (i.e., gender, age, African American English) and family (i.e., home environment) factors. The mean percentage of utterances containing one or more complex syntax...
- The grammatical morphology of Hebrew-speaking children with specific language impairment... Dromi, Esther; Leonard, Laurence B. // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Aug93, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p760
Examines the grammatical morpheme production and comprehension of Hebrew-speaking children with specific language impairments. Surface hypothesis; Sparse morphology hypothesis; Missing feature hypothesis; Aspects of Hebrew morphology; Construction of grammatical morpheme probes.
- Do Educators See and Honor Biliteracy and Bidialectalism in African American Language Speakers? Apprehensions and Reflections of Two Grandparents/Professional Educators. Boutte, Gloria; Johnson, George // Early Childhood Education Journal;Mar2013, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p133
Educators often do not recognize biliteracy and bidialectalism in African American Language (AAL) speakers. Chronicling the experiences of twin four/five-year old AAL and emergent Standard English speakers, we discuss the importance of recognizing and building on the routines and identities of...
- Language Deficits or Differences: What We Know about African American Vernacular English in the 21st Century. Harris, Yvette R.; Schroeder, Valarie M. // International Education Studies;Apr2013, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p194
This focus of this paper is to present an overview of the current research which examines the language and literacy performance of African American children who speak African American Vernacular English (AAVE), as presented from a deficit versus difference perspective. Language and literacy and...
- A Language Screening Protocol for Use With Young African American Children in Urban Settings. Washington, Julie A.; Craig, Holly K. // American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology;Nov2004, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p329
Language screenings represent an important tool for early identification of language impairments in young children between 3 and 5 years of age. This investigation examined the utility of a well-established set of assessment measures for screening young African American children. One hundred and...