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  • Talkin that Talkby Geneva Smitherman

    Routledge 1999; US$ 47.95

    A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African-American language and politics. Smitherman discusses the inter-relationship between African-American language, culture and education. more...

  • Word from the Motherby Geneva Smitherman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English. Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future. Featuring cartoons which demonstrate... more...

  • Articulate While Blackby H. Samy Alim; Geneva Smitherman; Michael Eric Dyson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase,... more...

  • Black Linguisticsby Arnetha Ball; Sinfree Makoni; Geneva Smitherman; Arthur K. Spears; Forward by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    Enslavement, forced migration, war and colonization have led to the global dispersal of Black communities and to the fragmentation of common experiences. The majority of Black language researchers explore the social and linguistic phenomena of individual Black communities, without looking at Black experiences outside a given community. This groundbreaking... more...

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