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Sum: Second Dialect Acquisition

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  1. Jeff Siegel, Second Dialect Acquisition

Message 1: Second Dialect Acquisition

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 14:10:52 +1100
From: Jeff Siegel <>
Subject: Second Dialect Acquisition


A few weeks back I posted a query about recent studies of second dialect

Many thanks to the following people for replying:

Elizabeth M. Bergman
Ana Deumert
Aaron E. Drews
Marta Fairclough
John Gainer
Anthea Fraser Gupta
Kirk Hazen
Terri Menacker
Lynn Santelman
Nick Sobin
Bob Trammell
Natasha Warner

Below is a list of references for studies since 1980, complied from the
replies and my own list.

Jeff Siegel
University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia

Adger, C. T. (in press). Register shifting with dialect resources in
instructional discourse. In S. Hoyle & C. T. Adger (Eds.), Language
practices of older children. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ammon, Ulrich. 1989. Aspects of dialect and school in the Federal Republic
of Germany. In Jenny Cheshire et al (Eds.), pp. 113-138.

Au, Kathry H. 1976. KEEP reading research. Honolulu: Kamehameha Early
Education Program (Technical Report no. 57).

Barbour, Stephen. 1987. Dialects and the teaching of Standlard Language:
Some West German work. Language in Society 16: 227-244.

Bull, Tove. 1990. Teaching school beginners to read and write in the
vernacular. In E.H. Jahr & O. Lorentz (Eds.), Troms Linguistics in the
Eighties. Oslo: Novus Press (Troms Studies in Linguistics 11), pp. 69-84.

Carter, Candy (Ed.) Non-native and Nonstandard Dialect Students: Classroom
Practices in Teaching English, 1982-1983. Urbana, IL: National Council for
the Teaching of English.

Cheshire, Jenny & Dieter Stein, eds. 1997. Taming the Vernacular. London:
Cheshire, Jenny, Viv Edwards, Henk Mnstermann & Bert Weltens, Eds. 1989.
Dialect and education: Some European perspectives. Clevedon: Multilingual

Cheshire, Jenny. 1982. Dialect features and linguistic conflict in schools.
Educational Review 14(1): 53-67.

Craig, Dennis. 1988. Creole English and Education in Jamaica. In C.B.
Paulston (Ed.), International Handbook of Bilingualism and Bilingual
Education. New York: Greenwood, pp. 297-312.

Craig, Dennis. 1998. "Afta yu lann dem fi riid an rait dem Kriiyol, den wa
muo?" Creole and the teaching of the lexifier language. Paper presented at
the 3rd International Creole Workshop, Miami.

Day, Richard R. 1989. The acquisition and maintenance of language by
minority children. Language Learning 29(2): 295-303.

Delpit, L. (1990). Language diversity and learning. In S. Hynds & D. Rubin
(Eds.), Perspectives on talk and learning (pp. 247-266). Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Escure, Genevieve. 1997 Creole and Dialect Continua: Standard Acquisition
Processes in Belize and China. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.

Fairman, Tony. 1988. Teaching the Englishes. IRAL 26(2).

Giesbers, Herman, Sjaak Kroon & Rudi Liebrand. 1988. The Bidialectalism and
primary school achievement in a Dutch Dialect Area. Language and Education,
2(2): 77-94.

Graff, David, William Labov, and Wendell A. Harris. 1986. Testing
listeners' reactions to phonological markers of ethnic identity: A new
method for sociolinguistic research. In D. Sankoff (Ed.), Diversity and
Diachrony. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.45-58.

Gupta, Anthea Fraser. 1994. The step-tongue: Children's English in
Singapore. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Hartwell, Patrick. 1980. Dialect interference in writing: A critical
review. Research in the Teaching of English 14(2): 101-118.

Hidalgo, Margarita. 1987. On the Question of "Standard" versus "Dialect":
Implications for Teaching Hispanic College Students. Hispanic Journal of
Behavioral Sciences 9(4).
Issacs, Gale J. 1996. The persistence of non-standard dialect in school-age
children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 39(2): 434-441.

James, Carl. 1996. Mother tongue use in bilingual/bidialectal education:
Implications for Bruneian Dwibahasa. Journal of Multilingual and Multi
cultural Development, 17(2-4): 248-257.

Jrgensen, J. Normann & Karen Margrethe Pedersen. 1989. Dialect and
education in Denmark. In Jenny Cheshire et al (Eds.), pp. 30-47.

Kaldor, Susan. 1991. Standard Australian English as a Second Language and
as a Second Dialect. In M.L. Tickoo, Makhan L.(Ed.), Languages & Standards:
Issues, Attitudes, Case Studies.

Labov, W. 1989. The limitations of context. Evidence from misunderstandings
in Chicago. CLS (Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society) 25, part
2, pp. 171-200.

Labov, William. 1995. Can reading failure be reversed? A linguistics
approach to the question. In V. Gadsden and D. Wagner (Eds.), Literacy
Among African-American Youth.

Lewis, Shirley A. 1981. Practical aspects of teaching composition to
Bidialectal students: The Nairobi method. In Whiteman, Marcia Farr (Ed.),
Writing: The nature development and teaching of written communication, Vol.
1, Variation in Writing. pp. 189-196.

Liew, Elizabeth M. 1996. Developmental Interdependence Hypothesis revisted
in the Brunei classroom. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural
Development, 17(2-4): 195-204.

Lippi-Green, Rosina. 1997. English with an accent. London: Routledge.

Los Angeles Unified School District & Noma LeMoine. 1999).English for your
success: Handbook of successful strategies for educators. Maywood, NJ:
Peoples Publishing.

Menacker, Terri. 1998. Second language acquisition for languages with
minimal distance. Unpublished paper, Department of English as Second
Language, University of Hawai'i.

Milroy, Leslie. 1982. Language and Group Identity. Journal of Multilingual
and Multicultural Development 3(3).

Niedzielski, Nancy. 1999. The effect of social information on the
perception of sociolinguistic variables. In press in Journal of Language
and Social Psychology (apparently v. 18 no. 1, pp. 62-84, to appear in

Ornstein Galicia, Jacob. 1980. Black English--New Role in the Classroom?
Curriculum Review 19(3).

Parry, Thomas S., and Stansfield, Charles W. (Eds). 1990. Language aptitude
reconsidered. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents (& CAL).

Payne, Arvilla C. 1980. Factors controlling the acquisition of the
Philadelphia dialect by out-of-state children. In W. Labov (Ed.), Locating
Language in Time and Space. New York: Academic Press, pp. 143-178.

Politzer, Robert. 1993. A Researcher's Reflections on Bridging Dialect and
Second Language Learning: Discussion of Problems and Solutions. In Merino,
Trueba & Samaniego (Eds.), Language Culture and Learning: Teaching Spanish
to Native Speakers of Spanish. London: The Falmer Press.

Reed, Theresa C.Y. & Peter D. Pumfrey. 1992. Dialect interference and the
reading attainments of British Pakistani and ethnic majority pupils.
Research Papers in Education 7(1): 27-52.

Rickford, John R. 1997a. Unequal partnership: Sociolinguistics and the
African American Speech Community. Language in Society 26(2): 161-197.

Rickford, John R. 1997b. The evolution of the Ebonics issue. Pidgins and
Creoles in Education (PACE) Newsletter 8: 8-10.

Robbins, Judy Floyd. 1988. Employers' Language Expectations and Nonstandard
Dialect Speakers. English Journal 77(6).

Roberts, J. 1997a. Hitting a moving target: Acquisition of a sound change
in progress by Philadelphia children. Language Variation and Change 9:

Roberts, J., & Labov, W. (1995). Learning to talk Philadelphia: Acquisition
of short -a by preschool children. Language Variation and Change 7: 101-112.

Roberts, Julie. 1997b. Acquisition of variable rules: A study of (-t, d)
deletion in preschool children. Journal of Child Language. Vol 24(2):

Rosenburg, Peter. 1989. Dialect and education in West Germany. In Jenny
Cheshire et al (Eds.), pp. 62-93

Sato, Charlene J. 1989. A nonstandard approach to standard English. TESOL
Quarterly 23(2): 259-282.

Scherloh, Jane McCabe. 1991. Teaching standard English usage: A
dialect-based approach. Adult Learning 2(5): 20-22.

Smitherman, Geneva, ed., 1981. Black English and the education of Black
children and youth: Proceedings of a national invitational symposium on the
King Decision. Detroit: Center for Black Studies, Wayne State University.

Smitherman, Geneva. 1997. Black language and the education of black
children: One mo once. The Black Scholar, 27(1): 28-35.

Sobin, Nicholas. 1997. Agreement , Default Rules, and Grammatical Viruses.
Linguistic Inquiry 28: 318-343

Speidal, G.E. 1987. Language differences in the classroom: Two approaches
for developing language skills in dialect-speaking children. In E. Oksaar
(Ed.), Sociocultural Perspectives of Language Acquistion and
Multilingualism. Turbingen, Germany: Gunter Narr.

Starks, Judith A. 1983. The Black English controvery and its implications
for addressing the educational needs of Black children: The cultural
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Educational Equity and the Law. Ann Arbor, MI: Karoma. pp. 97-132.

Stern, Otto. 1988. Divergence and convergence of dialects and standard from
the perspective of the language learner. In Peter Auer & Aldo di Luzio
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Berlin: Walter de Gruyer.

Stijnen, Sjef & Ton Vallen. 1989. The Kerkrade Project: Background, main
findings and an explanation. In Jenny Cheshire et al (Eds.), pp. 139-153.

Taylor, Hanni U. 1989. Standard English, Black English, and bidialectalism:
A controversy. NY: Peter Lang.

Taylor, Hanni. 1989. Standard English, Black English, and bidialectalism: A
controversy. New York: Peter Lang.

Valdes, Guadalupe. 1997. The teaching of Spanish to Bilingual
Spanish-speaking Students: Outstanding Issues and Unanswered Questions. In
M. Colombi, Cecilia & Francisco Alarcon (Eds.), La ensenanza del espanol a
hispanohablantes: Praxis y teoria. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. pp. 8-44.

Warner, Natasha. in press. Recognition of accent patterns across dialects
in Japanese. Berkeley Linguistic Society 23.

Wiley, Terrence G. 1996). The Case of African American Language, pp
125-132. A section in Chapter Six: Language, Diversity, and the Ascription
of Status, pp. 119-134. In T.G. Wiley, Literacy and Language Diversity in
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Williams, Ann. 1989. Dialect in school written work. In Jenny Cheshire et
al (Eds.), pp. 182-199.

Williamson, John & Frank Hardman. 1997. Those terrible marks of the beast:
Non-standard dialect and children's writing. Language and education 11(4):

Winch, Christopher & John Gingell. 1994. Dialect interference and
difficulties with writing: An investigation in St. Lucian primary schools.
Language and education 8(3): 157-182.

Wolfram, R.W. 1994. Bidialectal Literacy in the United States. In D. Spener
(Ed.), Adult Biliteracy in the United States. CAL and McHenry, IL: Delta

Wolfram, R.W. and N. Schilling-Estes. 1998. American English: Dialects and
Variation. Oxford: Blackwell.

Wolfram, Walt., Christian, Donna., & Adger, Carolyn. 1999. Dialects in
Schools and Communities. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Woutersen, Mirjam, Albert Cox, Bert Weltens & Kees de Bot. 1994. Lexical
aspects of standard dialect bilingualism. Applied Psycholinguistics 15:

Wyatt, T. 1995. Language development in African-American English child
speech. Linguistics and Education, 7(1), 7-22.

Wyatt, T. & Seymour, H. 1990. The implications of code-switching in Black
English speakers. Equity and Excellence. (Special Issue: Language and
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in second language acquisition. Selecta 6: 6-12.

Youseff, Valerie. 1991. The acquisition of varilingual competence. English
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