African American English (AAE): From Deficit to Difference


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African American English (AAE): From Deficit to Difference

Over time, multiple factors have eroded the deficit view of AAE, in favor of a difference perspective. This program explores the validity of the Index of Productive Syntax (IPSyn) for children who speak AAE, the type and adequacy of cohesive devices that are produced by school-age children who use AAE, and examines research initiatives that can expand knowledge about this population.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • list dominant research themes on the oral language of African American preschoolers
  • identify cohesive devices used by speakers of AAE and standard American English (SAE)
  • discuss the validity and limitations of the IPSyn for speakers of AAE

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.4 PDHs: 4.0
: 2/17/2012 to 1/25/2015
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB9549, 0113183
Format(s): Journal (Online), Journal (Print)
Language: English
Author: Articles from Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Editor

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