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Language in Education [microform] : Forwards to Fundamentals. Keynote Addresses from the Horace Mann Lecture Series and the Paul Masoner International Lecture Series, 1972-1978 / Dell Hymes
Bib ID 5368499
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Hymes, Dell
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
17 p. 

The need for change in the way language is understood and treated in schools is discussed. It is important: (1) to see the need for knowledge of the language situations of the United States, (2) to support training and research to obtain such knowledge, and (3) to change the relationship between linguistics and education. The language situation of Black Americans, Native Americans, and Spanish-speaking Americans, uses of language and ethnic heritage, and the issue of bilingual education for communities of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and others are addressed. Initially in the field of linguistics, language structure was divorced from language use, but now language use is included by most along with language structure. A linguistics that is truly the science of language and a foundation for education will need to be part of the study of communicative interaction. Linguistic competence needs to be viewed as part of communicative competence, and the character of competence needs to be understood in relation to the social history and social structure that shape it in a given case. The concepts of inherent heterogeneity and hidden hegemony in relation to language problems are discussed. Equality of opportunity and the development of the fullest linguistic potential of the child are also addressed. (SW)


ERIC Note: Small print may be marginally legible.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects American Indians.  |  Bilingual Education.  |  Blacks.  |  Communicative Competence (Languages)  |  Conference Reports.  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Higher Education.  |  Language Attitudes.  |  Language Role.  |  Language Usage.  |  Linguistic Competence.  |  Linguistic Theory.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Social Structure.  |  Spanish Speaking.  |  Student Needs.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Collected Works, General.
Other authors/contributors Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education
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