Incongruence in theory and practice: black English vernacular as used in society and education / Rebecca A. Campbell

A. Campbell, Rebecca (2010) Incongruence in theory and practice: black English vernacular as used in society and education / Rebecca A. Campbell. In: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings, 26 to 27 May 2010, SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.

Abstract

In U.S. education, Standard English is the preferred dialect. The problem of the requirement of a Standard English dialect and how it reduces opportunity for those who do not utilize it has been discussed, yet no plausible and effective solutions have been proposed. Speakers of Black English Vernacular (BEV) are especially vulnerable to this discrimination and are the subject to of this work. Educational institutions must no longer punish students for speaking BEV; a change in the educational paradigm is required. Equal marks must be provided for work that is equal even if it is expressed in a different dialect.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
A. Campbell, RebeccaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Language standardization and variation
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Spoken language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings
Event Dates: 26 to 27 May 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Item ID: 33505
Uncontrolled Keywords: U.S. education; dialect; BEV
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33505

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