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 celebrates the beauty of Black Language and dedicates her work to reaffirming that beauty. In addition to defining Black English, by its skitherman structure and special lexicon, Smitherman argues that the Black dialect is G earned a B. 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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In keeping with this new language policy, she established a faculty training program in collaboration with MSU colleague, Dr. Arash Pakdel rated it really liked it May 29, She does state some things tha I actually got the chance to read this for a course I took on Black poetry last fall and recently finished reading the chapters that weren’t required for the course.
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Mikel rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Barack Obama, Language and Race in the U. 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.
In addition to defining Black English, by its distinctive structure and special lexicon, Smitherman argues that the Black dialect is set apart from traditional English by a rhetorical style which reflects its African origins.
D in English, with a specialization in sociolinguistics and education, from the University of Michigan.
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Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America (Revised)
A classic that’s certainly still worth the read. Amidst voluminous works on Black speech by Whites during the s and ’70s, her first book, the classic, award-winning Talkin and Testifyin: I will highly recommend it to of those looking to further analyze its origins and the richness it provides to the American culture. My work seeks to blend the Black Intellectual Tradition with the wisdom and wit of testifiers and toasttellers.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. References to this book Fighting Words: Only 2 left in stock – order soon. As a language scholar-activist, Dr. G, this book and all her subsequent work, “intends to celebrate the community that gave me birth and to educate those in the community charged with molding the next generation.