Language and Poverty

Language and Poverty

Perspectives on a Theme

1st Edition - January 28, 1970

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  • Editor: Frederick Williams
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270432

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Language and Poverty: Perspectives on a Theme is a collection of papers that juxtaposes different perspectives on the definition of language and language behavior in relation to poverty. The book brings together a broad range of perspectives pertinent to language and poverty, specifically that of poor children. Topics on the language of the poor; how to construct effective language programs for the poverty child; biological and social factors in language development; and standardized assessment of the language of disadvantaged children are covered. Policy makers, social workers, language teachers, sociologists, psychologists, and educators will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1. Some Preliminaries and Prospects

    2. Teaching Reading in an Urban Negro School System

    3. A Sociolinguistic Approach to Socialization: with Some Reference to Educability

    4. Some Philosophical Influences Underlying Preschool Intervention for Disadvantaged Children

    5. The Neglected Situation in Child Language Research and Education

    6. How to Construct Effective Language Programs for the Poverty Child

    7. Semantic Systems of Children: Some Assessments of Social Class and Ethnic Differences

    8. Bilingualism and the Spanish-Speaking Child

    9. The Logic of Nonstandard English

    10. Language Theories and Educational Practices

    11. Maternal Language Styles and Cognitive Development of Children

    12. Language, Poverty, and the North American Indian

    13. Biological and Social Factors in Language Development

    14. A Summary of Environmentalist Views and Some Educational Implications

    15. Toward the Standardized Assessment of the Language of Disadvantaged Children

    16. The Sociolinguists and Urban Language Problems

    17. Toward a History of American Negro Dialect

    18. Language, Attitude, and Social Change

    19. Some Viewpoints of the Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinician

    20. An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles


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  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 28, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270432

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Frederick Williams

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