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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The oldest of seven children in Brownsville, Tennessee, Dr.

Word from the Mother: The final two chapters explored the ideology around “standard” English, particularly within education. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Sydney rated it it was amazing Jan 02, A classic that’s geneba still worth the read. This is particularly true for older Caucasians listening to younger African Americans talking.

Trivia About Talkin and Testif Low to High Price: 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.


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

The judge ordered the school district to find a way to identify Black English speakers in the schools and to “use that knowledge in teaching such students how to read standard English”.

On a mission to educate the public, Dr. 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 the barrier to educational opportunity for Black children and youth.

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Smitherman also tackles the issue of Black and White attitudes toward Black English, particularly as they affect educational policy. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Are you an author? Early on, in her work in the academic vineyards of Black Studies, students dubbed her “Dr. But overall, she does give a wonderful insight on syntax, rhetoric and style.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. My work seeks to blend the Black Intellectual Tradition with the wisdom and wit of testifiers and toasttellers.

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I have to say, Smitherman definitely did her research on this book. Caroline rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Other editions – View all Talkin and testifyin: 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 style.

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