1st Edition

Talkin that Talk Language, Culture and Education in African America

By Geneva Smitherman Copyright 2000
    476 Pages
    by Routledge

    476 Pages
    by Routledge

    A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African American language and politics. Discussing the inter-relationship between African American language, culture and education, Talkin' that Talk is divided into sections, each introduced by the author, which include:
    * African American language and education
    * Language theory, research and the Black intellectual tradition
    * Black language and culture
    * Black women's discourse
    * Language policy and global multilingualism.


    Geneva Smitherman is an established writer and key commentator on African American language and culture. She has forged a writing style which combines academic discourse and African American English which has become widely celebrated for efficacy in making the medium the message. Her previous publications include Talkin and Testifyin and Black Talk and she is a contributor to African American English

    'A thoroughly engaging collection, intelligently conceived, and well presented. Smitherman is a force in her field, a true leader, a pioneer.' - Choice

    'No one who is interested in the sway of language over class should miss this book.' - Library Review