Young black children's sentence comprehension skills: A comparison of performance in standard English and Jamaican Creole

Kevin Wheldall, Ruth Joseph

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Abstract

A sample of 22 black children attending an inner city nursery school were assessed on a test of sentence comprehension in two forms: (a) Standard English and (b) Jamaican Creole. Order of presentation of test forms was balanced. The results showed that this sample of young black children performed significantly better on the Creole version than on the Standard English version. This was particularly pronounced for certain sentence structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalFirst Language
Volume6
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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