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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But overall, she does give a wonderful insight on syntax, rhetoric and style.

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Paperbackpages. Sydney rated it it was amazing Jan 02, 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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English Choose a language for shopping. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Though written 35 years ago, the recommendations for our schools and our society are still relevant and badly needed today. References to smithdrman book Fighting Words: Arash Pakdel rated it really liked it May 29, Smitherman, with her comrade, the late Dr.

So far, the only interesting thing I’ve read this semester. D in English, with a specialization in sociolinguistics and education, from the University of Michigan. Available to ship in days.

The oldest of seven children in Brownsville, Tennessee, Dr. Mar 16, Suzey Ingold rated it it was amazing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. My work seeks to blend the Black Intellectual Tradition with the wisdom and wit of testifiers smitnerman toasttellers. Rafael Suleiman genefa it liked it Aug 14, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Just reread it a couple of months ago. Ron rated it liked it Dec 04, Smitherman started her education in a one-room schoolhouse. She began her life-long commitment to the education and development of Black youth while still a teenager, serving as a high school teacher of English and Latin in genega Detroit Public Schools DPS. Are you an author?

Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America (Revised)

In keeping with this new language policy, she established a faculty training program in collaboration with MSU colleague, Dr. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

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Her first journal publication remixed an excerpt from Don L. Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts.

Jordan rated it liked it Feb 08, Other editions – View all Talkin and testifyin: G,” in recognition of her academic accomplishments-“Dr. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In the late s, Dr. Jun 11, sologdin rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 17, Nice rated it really liked it Shelves: On a mission to educate the public, Dr.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: To ask other readers questions about Talkin and Testifyinplease sign up. This was a great book that made me think about differences in language that I have never thought of before. Mar 20, Shana rated it really liked it.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Committed to raising awareness and educating the public about linguistic imperialism, she writes about language as used in the real world, eschewing technical linguistic terminology, in an effort to craft a message accessible to an audience beyond linguists and other academics. Available for download now.

Her signature communication style reflects the flava of African American Language throughout her books, articles and speeches. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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