Professor: Understanding linguistics could help teachers communicate

11/2/2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teachers must learn how to interpret the speech of students in urban communities -- particularly that of African-American students -- to open the door for better understanding, according to Dr. Arnetha Ball, a linguistics expert who trains teachers nationwide. If teachers learn more about their students' way of speaking, "they can then begin to understand what the students are trying to communicate and how that can be translated into academic English and how that can actually enrich the education they're receiving at school."

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