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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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She brought the entire English Department faculty to MSU for genevx summer training institute, and for several years, she periodically traveled to “Bop” to meet with and conduct workshops for the teachers in the program. 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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The final two chapters explored the smithernan around “standard” English, particularly within education. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Preview — Talkin and Testifyin by Geneva Smitherman.


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Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America by Geneva Smitherman

She does state some things that are more opinion-sided, but I find that a lot with many of these types of books. David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Sep 27, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Language and African Americans by Geneva Smitherman Mikel rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Her family became part of the great urban migration of Blacks from the rural South, living in Chicago for a few years before finally settling in Detroit where she graduated from DPS’s Cass Technical High School.

Jun 11, sologdin rated it liked it Shelves: Jordan rated it liked it Feb 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. The Language of Black America Houghton Mifflin,stands alone as the major contribution to the subject by a Black scholar during that period.

Provide feedback about this page. In January ofDr. I will highly recommend it to of those looking to further analyze its origins and the richness it provides to the American culture.

Jul 08, Kevin Risner rated it it was amazing Shelves: A classic that’s certainly still worth the read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


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I guess I should add a few things I’m reading for my thesis Smitherman worked as an expert witness and advocate in the federal court case, Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School Children et al. Wayne State University Press Amazon. Smitherman started her education in a one-room schoolhouse.

Stylistically it’s set up weird, which causes some of the chapters much-much longer than they need to be. In the late s, Dr. She has also worked extensively with Dr.

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