Complex Syntax Production of African American Preschoolers
- Toni Cade Bambara's Use of African American Vernacular English in "The Lesson" Heller, Janet Ruth // Style;Fall2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p279
Examines the use of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in the short story "The Lesson," by Toni Cade Bambara. Significance of using AAVE for African American children; Features of AAVE syntax and phonology; Difference of AAVE from Standard American English.
- Influence of auditory stimulation on the development of syntactical and temporal features in European starling song Todt, Dietmar; Bohner, Jorg // Auk (American Ornithologists Union);Apr96, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p450
No abstract available.
- Tutorial: An introduction to syntax. Shapiro, Lewis P. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr1997, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p254
Presents an introductory paper to syntax. Linguistics; Lexical and functional categories; Phrase structures; Structural relations; Thematic and semantic roles; Empty category principle; Summary of work in normal and disordered language; Garden path theory of sentence processing.
- Please don't drop an item so quickly: A comment on Cheng and Hamid's syntax incompatibility error. Shek, Daniel T.L. // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Dec95 Part 1, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p977
Comments on S.T. Cheng and P.N. Hamid's syntax incompatibility error. Alternative explanations to explain the 1995 findings of Cheng and Hamid; Data which do not support the syntax incompatibility error.
- Twisted syntax. Hart, Jack // Editor & Publisher;8/14/93, Vol. 126 Issue 33, p5
Discusses journalists' practice of twisting the syntax of sentences in writing. Examples; Violation of basic rules of English sentence syntax; Practice of cramming excessive information; Simplicity as surest way to clarity.
- 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.