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The Effects of Instructor Use of Positive and Negative Slang on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate

by Joseph P. Mazer, Stephen K. Hunt
Communication Research Reports ()


This study examined the impact of teachers' use of positive and negative slang on students' motivation, affective learning, and classroom climate. Results revealed that, in most cases, teachers' use of positive slang is a more effective style of communication than speech that is free of informal language. Results also indicated that negative slang is inversely related to important student outcomes. Pedagogical implications and areas for future research are discussed.

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