Tag Archives: African American

Resources: Language in Baltimore | Exploring the linguistic charm of Charm City

Dr. Christine Mallinson (UMBC) has produced an impressive blog which highlights the sociolinguistic research of her and her students. Dr. Mallinson is a young, but up-and-coming researcher, who has worked on ethnic variation in North Carolina and training teachers to … Continue reading

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Resources: “DO YOU SOUND ASIAN WHEN YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?” RACIAL IDENTIFICATION AND VOICE IN CHINESE AND KOREAN AMERICANS ENGLISH — Newman and Wu 86 2: 152 — American Speech

      The use of speech in racial identification has important legal consequences.  Many of my students are shocked when statements about the racial identity of unseen speakers is allowed in court testimony (e.g. the OJ Simpson trial).  In … Continue reading

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Resources: Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together | Video on TED.com

Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to enter space, is a doctor and an avid dancer.  In this 2002 TED talk she calls for the U.S. to reintegrate science and art instruction.  Art, she says, cannot simply be creative … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Today (February 21, 2011) is the 11th annual International Mother Language Day.  It’s the day that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) asks us to recognize and honor the strength that linguistic diversity brings us.   This blog has … Continue reading

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