Geneva Smitherman of Michigan State University, MI (MSU) with expertise in: Linguistics and Sociolinguistics. Read 50 publications, and contact Geneva. In her book, Geneva Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life. Thirty years after its publication, Geneva Smitherman’s seminal work, Talkin and Smitherman’s work by first providing an overview of the sociolinguistic.

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Geneva Smitherman

No trivia or quizzes yet. This is particularly true for older Caucasians listening to younger African Americans talking. G,” in recognition of her academic accomplishments-“Dr. It was the first public African Centered elementary school in the country. Great examples, awesome organization of material and highly informative reading.

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Trivia About Talkin and Testif Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links BLP articles lacking sources from September All BLP articles lacking sources Articles created via the Article Wizard Date of birth missing living people Place of birth missing living people. This was a great book that made me think about differences in language that I have never thought of before. Katie rated it it was amazing Sjitherman 18, This Federal court case effectively established that it is not Black children’s language, but teacher attitudes and improper classification of Black children as learning disabled, that constitute smtiherman barrier to educational opportunity for Black children and youth.


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Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Just reread it a couple of months ago. Her family moved from the rural south to the urban north as part of the Great African American migration, first living in Chicago for a few years and then moving to Detroit.

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The Language of Black America Jul 01, Only 2 left in stock – order soon. Other editions – View all Talkin and testifyin: Documenting her insights with quotes from notable Black historical, literary and popular figures, Smitherman makes clear that Black English is as legitimate a form of speech as British, American, or Australian English.

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Inshe published Word from the Mother: Common terms and phrases African language African world view Afro-American ain’t American English Aretha Franklin baby Black American black community black cultural Black Dialect Black English Black English speakers black language Black Semantics black speech black students bout call-response concept congregation context cool correct Black English Creole dude eagle educational example expression Frankie Crocker gittin glish Gullah hair Haki Madhubuti Jesse Jackson Joyce Langston Hughes linguistic listen look Lord Malcolm X Mandingo meaning momma Negro nigger nigguh ovuh patterns person Pidgin poem preacher rapper refer rhyme secular sentence sermon Shine simply singing slaves social song soul sound speak spirit statement story structure style talk talk-singing teachers tell term thang thing tion Toasts tonal semantics Toussan traditional black church verb verbal White America White English white folks words y’all Yeah yo momma.


Lisa rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. She brought the entire English Department faculty to MSU for a summer training institute, and for several years, she periodically traveled to “Bop” to meet with and conduct workshops for the teachers in the program. D in English, with a specialization in sociolinguistics and education, from the University of Michigan. In addition to defining Black English, by its distinctive structure and special lexicon, Smitherman argues that the Black dialect is Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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