Africana Studies

A Guide to African, African American, and Africans in the Diaspora Resources

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Afircana Linguistics

The Vernacular 

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Publications by Dr. Geneva Smitherman 

Dr. Geneva Smitherman, aka "Dr. G," is a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of English; Co-Founder             of the Department of African American and African Studies, Michigan               State University and; Founder and former Director of "My Brother’s       Keeper Program" an outreach mentoring program for Detroit,               Michigan's middle school students.  
Her ground breaking works in sociolinguistics include: African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence ThomasArticulate                     While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S., Black               Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner, Talkin                and Testifyin: The Language of Black AmericaTalkin That Talk, Word from the Mother Language and African Americans.  Her writings have appeared in African American ReviewAmerican Speech,The Black Scholar, The English Journal, Journal of English Linguistics, and other scholarly publications.

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