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BLACK AMERICAN ENGLISH

BLACK AMERICAN ENGLISH

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BLACK AMERICAN ENGLISH
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
© 2003
 
MAURICE M. MARTINEZ, Ph.D.
WATSON SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 
UNC WILMINGTON
martinezm@uncw.edu(910)962-4279
 
 
TO SUCCEED IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD
IN MAINSTREAM AMERICA, TO BE UNDERSTOOD ISTO BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND TO USE STANDARDENGLISH.
WHAT IS STANDARD ENGLISH [
SE
]?STANDARD ENGLISH IS THE ENGLISH SPOKEN ONTHE MAJOR NATIONAL TV NETWORKS: NBC, CBS,ABC, CNN, etc. IN A MIDWESTERN (MINNESOTA TOMICHIGAN) DIALECT KNOWN AS “AMERICANSTANDARD ENGLISH” [
ASE
].STANDARD ENGLISH IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE“LANGUAGE OF WIDER COMMUNICATION” [
LWC
]BECAUSE OF ITS WIDESPREAD USE IN THE MEDIA.
 
 
THERE ARE TWO SETS OF NORMS IN [SE]:
INFORMAL STANDARD
[USUALLY SPOKEN,SOMETIMES IN A REGIONAL DIALECT, WITHDISTINCTIVE PRONUNCIATION PATTERNSPREFERRED BY A GROUP OF SPEAKERS WHO ARESET OFF FROM OTHERS GEOGRAPHICALLY,SOCIALLY, AND CULTURALLY] (Wolfram, et al, 1999)
THE
FORMAL STANDARD
[WRITTEN LANGUAGETAUGHT IN SCHOOL ACCORDING TO NORMS INGRAMMAR BOOKS AND EVALUATED INSTANDARDIZED TESTS], MORE RECENTLYREFERRED TO AS ENGLISH USED IN A “FORMALREGISTER.” (Ruby Payne, 2001)

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