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Changing standards revisited: children’s awareness and knowledge of features of written standard English at ages 10-11

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Lockwood, M. (2012) Changing standards revisited: children’s awareness and knowledge of features of written standard English at ages 10-11. Changing English. ISSN 1358-684X (In Press)

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This paper reports the findings of a small-scale research project which investigated the levels of awareness and knowledge of written standard English of 10 and 11 year old children in two English primary schools. The project involved repeating in 2010 a written questionnaire previously used with children in the same schools in three separate surveys in 1999, 2002 and 2005. Data from the latest survey are compared to those from the previous three. The analysis seeks to identify any changes over time in children’s ability to recognise non-standard forms and supply standard English alternatives, as well as their ability to use technical terms related to language variation. Differences between the performance of boys and girls and that of the two schools are also analysed. The paper concludes that the socio-economic context of the schools may be a more important factor than gender in variations over time identified in the data.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy > First Language and Literacy Research Group
ID Code:26289
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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