ANTH 252: Language and Status


Assessment #3 Questions (Due Friday 14 December)

  1. Briefly describe the research method used by Labov in the famous study we read, and the results he obtained.

  2. Do the same for the Lambert and Tucker study on forms of address in Canadian French.

  3. What was the consistent finding of the Ebonics studies cited by Rickford? What was the actual goal of teaching Ebonics in the Oakland schools, as opposed to what was being said in the popular press?

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