My colleague, Anne Charity Hudley, will be a featured guest on With Good Reason on 1/8/11. Her program, Hearing Past the Accent, will highlight the research she and coauthor Christine Mallinson have compiled in their recently released book, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools.
Accents can be endearing but can also limit chances for professional and academic success. Southern and African-American students are often marginalized because of their dialects. Anne Charity Hudley (William & Mary) has co-authored a book to help educators work with language variations to make sure students don't suffer for the way they talk. Also featured: Theresa Burriss (Radford U) will speak on "Affrilachian Poets" African American writers of Appalachian literature.
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