"But My Students All Speak English": Ethical Research Issues of Aboriginal English.

  title={"But My Students All Speak English": Ethical Research Issues of Aboriginal English.},
  author={Lynne V. Wiltse},
  journal={TESL Canada Journal},
  • Lynne V. Wiltse
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Linguistics, Education
  • TESL Canada Journal
In this article I explore ethical issues in relation to the topic of Aboriginal students who speak a dialect of English. Taking the form of a retrospective inquiry, I draw on data from an earlier study that examined Aboriginal English in the broader context of Aboriginal language loss and revival. Three interrelated ethical issues are discussed: the relationship between the dialect spoken by Aboriginal students and the ancestral language they no longer speak; the educational implications of… 
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