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Dialects at School : Educating Linguistically Diverse Students (Paperback) (Jeffrey Reaser)

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Because students in U.S. schools represent a rich array of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, issues concerning language variation are vital for educational practitioners. Comprehensive and authoritative, this book approaches these issues from a practical perspective rooted in sociolinguistic research. Like its predecessor, Dialects in Schools and Communities, it illuminates major language-related issues that educational practitioners confront, such as responding to dialect related features in students’ speech and writing, teaching Standard English, teaching students about dialects, and distinguishing dialect difference from language disorders. Retaining the focus on the research base for accommodating dialect differences in schools, including not only sociolinguistic research but also research in teaching and learning, this new book expands the focus to include attention to English learners.

The chapters all include essential information about language variation, language attitudes, and principles of handling dialect differences in schools, and classroom based samples illustrating the application of these principles. Each chapter provides an annotated resources list for further reading. The book is supported by a Companion Website containing audio and visual materials that illustrate important information and/or pedagogical approaches, discussion questions, and assignments.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Foreign Language Study
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jeffrey Reaser
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2017
TCIN: 51690387
UPC: 9781138777453
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-6119
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