Language is Juicy

Lily Wong Fillmore argued that native English speaking teachers take Language for granted. Those who know English well, may not understand that students “who are speakers of varieties of English––[may] find the academic registers used in texts to be more difficult to untangle than do speakers of “standard English” who have only the spoken register”.

Juicy Language


Fillmore, L., & FIllmore, C. (n.d.). ICSI Berkeley. WHAT DOES TEXT COMPLEXITY MEAN FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS AND LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS?. Retrieved April 28, 2018, from

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