1st Edition

Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education
Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies





ISBN 9780367415358
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
224 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume examines different forms of language and dialect discrimination on U.S. college campuses, where relevant protections in K-12 schools and the workplace are absent. Real-world case studies at intersections with class, race, gender, and ability explore pedagogical and social manifestations and long-term impacts of this prejudice between and among students, faculty, and administrators. With chapters by experts including Walt Wolfram and Christina Higgins, this book will be useful for students in courses in language & power and language variety, among others; researchers in sociolinguistics, education, identity studies, and justice & equity studies; and diversity officers looking to understand and combat this bias.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Unexpected Irony: Lifting the "Diversity" Wool from our Eyes Gaillynn Clements

Chapter 2 Linguistic Bias against ESL Writing Melinda Reichelt

Chapter 3 "If we don't teach them, who will?": Standard Language Ideology in the University English Classroom Ho’omana Nathan Horton

Chapter 4 Conflicting ideologies: Language diversity in the composition classroom Sonja Launspach

Chapter 5 International Teaching Assistants: Increasing Communicative Awareness and Understanding Katherine Yaw & Okim Kang

Chapter 6 Signs of Oppression in the Academy: The Case of Signed Languages Jon Henner & Octavian Robinson

Chapter 7 "Men could get up in front of a classroom and say any old thing…": Faculty Perceptions of Language and Gender in Higher Education Caroline Myrick

Chapter 8 Country, Color, and Class: Talking Right, Talking White in the Academy Christopher Scott

Chapter 9 Linguistic Inequality and Sociolinguistic Justice in Campus Life: The Need for Programmatic Intervention Walt Wolfram & Stephany Dunstan

Chapter 10 Promoting Pidgin at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Christina Higgins

Chapter 11 Languaging Matters Marnie Jo Petray & Gaillynn Clements

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