Much to learn and to keep track of, as well, in terms of the research. This research is especially important for educators working with English learners.
Keyword "word gap" on this blog to learn more about both the research on this, as well as the politics behind it.
Introducing the Language Gap
Eric J. Johnson & Ana Celia Zentella
Pages: 1-4 | DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1258184
Interrogating the Language Gap of Young Bilingual and Bidialectal Students
Ofelia García & Ricardo Otheguy
Pages: 1-14 | DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1258190
Exposing Gaps in/Between Discourses of Linguistic Deficits
Eric J. Johnson, Netta Avineri & David Cassels Johnson
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1258185
Unseen WEIRD Assumptions: The So-Called Language Gap Discourse and Ideologies of Language, Childhood, and Learning
Susan D. Blum
Pages: 1-16 | DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1258187
Meaning-Less Differences: Exposing Fallacies and Flaws in “The Word Gap” Hypothesis That Conceal a Dangerous “Language Trap” for Low-Income American Families and Their Children
John Baugh Pages: 1-13 | DOI: 10.1080/19313152.2016.1258189