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Oxford African American Studies Center  A digital compendium of historical and cultural African and African American resources. 

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Afircana Linguistics

The Vernacular 

Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner Cover

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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: Articulate                     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 America, and Talkin That Talk. Her writings have appeared inThe Black ScholarEnglish Journal,                  Journal of English LinguisticsSociological Abstracts, and other scholarly publications.

Welcome to the African American and African Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                                          Leta Hendricks

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