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Language and poverty : perspectives on a theme

Author: Frederick Williams
Publisher: London, England : Academic Press, 1970. ©1970
Series: Institute for Research on Poverty monograph series.
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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;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Language and poverty : perspectives on a theme.
London, England : Academic Press, ©1970
vii, 459 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Williams
ISBN: 9781483270432 1483270432
OCLC Number: 899000118
Description: 1 online resource (474 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Language and Poverty: Perspectives on a Theme; Copyright Page; Preface; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. SOME PRELIMINARIES AND PROSPECTS; THE POVERTY CYCLE; PERSPECTIVES ON THE LANGUAGE OF THE POOR; BREAKING THE POVERTY CYCLE; REFERENCES; Chapter 2. TEACHING READING IN AN URBAN NEGRO SCHOOL SYSTEM; THE DEFICIT FALLACY; THE LINGUISTIC VIEW; STUDIES OF DIFFERENCES; IMPLICATIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter 3. A SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH TO SOCIALIZATION: WITH SOME REFERENCE TO EDUCABILITY; RELATIONS AMONG SOCIAL CLASSES, LINGUISTIC CODES, AND FAMILY ROLE SYSTEMS. ON THE CAUSAL RELATION BETWEEN ROLE SYSTEMS AND LINGUISTIC CODESSOME CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGE OF HABITUAL LINGUISTIC CODES; SOME COMMENTS ON COMPENSATORY EDUCATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 4. SOME PHILOSOPHICAL INFLUENCES UNDERLYING PRESCHOOL INTERVENTION FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN; RATIONALE FOR PRESCHOOL INTERVENTION; FACTORS UNDERLYING THE LEARNING DEFICIT; PROGRAMS OF OVERALL ENRICHMENT; THE VIEWPOINT OF PERCEPTUAL DYSFUNCTIONING; THE CENTRAL ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN LEARNING DEFICIENCIES; INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON LANGUAGE; A LANGUAGE-BASED TUTORIAL PROGRAM; REFERENCES. Chapter 5. THE NEGLECTED SITUATION IN CHILD LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONSOME CURRENT INADEQUACIES; THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SPEECH; SITUATION VARIABLES; NEW GOALS IN ORAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 6. HOW TO CONSTRUCT EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS FOR THE POVERTY CHILD; CONSTRUCTING A PROGRAM; ABUSES IN PROGRAM CONSTRUCTION; IN SUM; REFERENCES; Chapter 7. SEMANTIC SYSTEMS OF CHILDREN: SOME ASSESSMENTS OF SOCIAL CLASS AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES; LANGUAGE AND LIFE CHANCES; THE CONCEPT OF SEMANTIC STRUCTURES; SOME RESEARCH RESULTS; THE SEARCH FOR AREAS OF EXCELLENCE. Chapter 11. MATERNAL LANGUAGE STYLES AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDRENDIMENSIONS OF THE PROBLEM; LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT; SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE; FAMILY CONTROL SYSTEMS AND LANGUAGE STYLES; IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT; REFERENCES; Chapter 12. LANGUAGE, POVERTY, AND THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN; INDIAN LANGUAGES AND THEIR CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS; ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE; CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter 13. BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT; THE NATIVIST POSITION; THE ENVIRONMENTALIST POSITION.
Series Title: Institute for Research on Poverty monograph series.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick Williams.

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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 teac.

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