CSJ Workshop: African American Language: From the Community to the Classroom with Minnie Quartey
Join the Center for Social Justice for a workshop by Minnie Quartey, PhD student in Linguistics, that will explore African American Language (AAL) and some of its linguistic features. We will examine written data from AAL speakers and learn to differentiate between grammatical errors and codeswitching in the students' writing. We will also discuss the effects of linguistic discrimination in the classroom and highlight some linguistic intervention programs that have helped speakers excel in the educational arena. Ultimately this workshop is meant to serve as an introduction to African American Language, but there will be time for questions so other topics may be delved into more deeply.
Friday, October 26 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057