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Dialects in Schools and Communities

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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 ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published February 12th 1999 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (first published January 1st 1999)
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only needed Chapters 1 & 2 for my paper. Excellent study of dialects: definitions, origins - Is there a standard English?
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Walt Wolfram (born February 15, 1941) is a sociolinguist at North Carolina State University, specializing in social and ethnic dialects of American English. He was one of the early pioneers in the study of urban African American English through his work in Detroit in 1969. Since the 1960s he has authored or co-authored 20 books and more than 300 articles on variation in American English. He was an ...more
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