Title

Attitudes of Primary School Australian Aboriginal Children to their Linguistics Codes.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education

RAS ID

1264

Comments

Originally published as: Purdie, N., Oliver, R., Collard, G., & Rochecouste, J. (2002). Attitudes of primary school Australian Aboriginal children to their linguistic codes. Journal of language and social psychology, 21(4), 410-421. Original article available here.

Abstract

This study examined the attitudes of 114 Nyungar Aboriginal school children toward Aboriginal English (AE) and Standard Australian English (SAE), and the attitudes they attributed to their teachers and peers. Students were generally positive about using AE at home and in the playground but negative about using SAE in those contexts. Students did not feel positive about using either AE or SAE in the classroom. Ethnolinguistic Identity Theory is used to explain the significant differences found in attitudes to the two linguistic codes of students, as well as the attitudes students perceived their teachers and peers to have.

DOI

10.1177/026192702237957

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1177/026192702237957