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Slang and standard English with Rob Drummond
Episode 616th October 2019 • Tes Podagogy • Tes
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There are a group of pupils in your school who are at a disadvantage you may have never considered. It impacts their access to the curriculum, their social interactions and their self-esteem. And the worst thing is, schools tend to make things worse, not better.

These pupils are those who do not have a strong background in ‘standard English’

This is the view of Rob Drummond, reader in sociolinguistics a Manchester Metropolitan University, and head of youth language, at the Manchester Centre for Youth studies. He explains all on this episode.

Links mentioned in this episode are as follows:

www.accentism.org

www.manchestervoices.org

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