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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This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Only 2 left in stock – order soon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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 smithermaan in the program.

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 the Detroit Public Schools DPS. Open Preview See a Problem? Sydney rated it it was amazing Jan 02, She celebrates the beauty of Black Language and dedicates her work to reaffirming that beauty. G,” in recognition of her academic accomplishments-“Dr. My work seeks to blend the Black Intellectual Tradition with the wisdom and wit of testifiers and toasttellers.

This was a great book that made me think about differences in language that I have never thought of before. Great examples, awesome organization of material and highly informative reading. In the late s, Dr. 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 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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Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America by Geneva Smitherman

Her signature communication style reflects the flava of African American Language throughout her books, articles and speeches. Paperbackpages.

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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. Archived from the original on David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Sep 27, G has worked in South Africa in a range of capacities related to post apartheid South Africa’s Constitutional provision for eleven official languages, which for the first time in the country’s history, recognizes African languages alongside English and Afrikaans.

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Documenting her insights with quotes from notable Black historical, literary and popular figures, Smitherman makes clear that Genevaa English is as legitimate a form of speech as British, American, or Australian English.

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Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. In addition to defining Black English, by its distinctive structure and special lexicon, Smitherman argues that the Black dialect is Early on, in her work in the academic vineyards of Black Studies, students dubbed her “Dr.

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