A Therapeutic Model for Communicative Disorders Among Children Who Speak Black English Vernacular A therapeutic model of communicative pathology is proposed for children who speak black English vernacular. The model establishes a conceptual framework in which normal communicative behavior encompasses linguistic features that characterize black English vernacular. The model accounts for children’s linguistic utterances as being either variant or invariant with Standard English ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1977
A Therapeutic Model for Communicative Disorders Among Children Who Speak Black English Vernacular
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1977
A Therapeutic Model for Communicative Disorders Among Children Who Speak Black English Vernacular
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1977, Vol. 42, 247-256. doi:10.1044/jshd.4202.247
History: Received July 28, 1975 , Accepted June 2, 1976
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1977, Vol. 42, 247-256. doi:10.1044/jshd.4202.247
History: Received July 28, 1975; Accepted June 2, 1976

A therapeutic model of communicative pathology is proposed for children who speak black English vernacular. The model establishes a conceptual framework in which normal communicative behavior encompasses linguistic features that characterize black English vernacular. The model accounts for children’s linguistic utterances as being either variant or invariant with Standard English and black English vernacular. Variant linguistic features are classified as either developmental or pathological deviations. Both Standard English and black English vernacular constitute normative referents against which pathological deviations are assessed.

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