End of ADS-L Digest - 19 Nov 1997 to 20 Nov 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 20 Nov 1997 to 21 Nov 1997 There are 11 messages totalling 358 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. survey of attitudes and beliefs 2. Rickford on Ebonics in Discovery (4) 3. vernacular (2) 4. linguistic heterogeneity 5. Merzouri 6. pragmatic change in progress? 7. well and why ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:16:18 -0500 From: sonja lanehart Subject: survey of attitudes and beliefs A colleague (in Education) and I (in English and Linguistics) received a collaboration grant to conduct a study on pre-service teachers' beliefs and attitudes about language variation and linguistically diverse students. The purpose of the project is to explore preservice teachers' understandings of language variation, their attitudes towards linguistic diversity, and the ways they plan on dealing with linguistically diverse students in their classrooms. What we'd like to ask is if anyone knows of an existing survey that looks at any of these issues. We need to construct a survey and it would be helpful if we knew of existing surveys we could access to help with this project. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. --SL ************************************************************************* Sonja L. Lanehart Department of English My office: (706) 542-2260 Park Hall ENG office/message: (706) 542-1261 University of Georgia Fax: (706) 542-2181 Athens, GA 30602-6205 E-mail: lanehart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]arches.uga.edu *************************************************************************