The Hegemony of Standard American English: Race and Writing (NEMLA 2013)

This session seeks papers on writing and race.  Language is not merely what we do; it is who we are.  When we teach Standard American English, it is useful to leverage issues of racial relevance: Black identity, our shared legacy of slavery, persistent racism, mass incarceration, ignorance all around, and the hegemony of Stanadard American English that argues on behalf of its own "rightness."  Professional linguists accept Ebonics (by any other name) as a legitimate dialect ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NEMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, Massachussets
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Lingustics
Rhetoric & Composition
African-American
20th & 21st Century
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