Exploring non-standard English amongst teenagers

As featured in yesterday's The Independent (28/09/10) Cambridge Assessment has looked at non-standard English amongst teenagers.

It found that overall teenagers' recognition of non-standard English (NSE) and the ability to turn NSE into standard English was good. Girls scored slighter higher than boys and independent school students faired better than those from state schools.

English is a living language that is constantly evolving. It needs to be monitored and understood. Cambridge Assessment is especially interested in promoting language acquisition and tracing shifts in language precision of assessment.

Read the report on page two of the Research Matters issue 9.

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