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John Rickford, CLASS AND RACE IN THE ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE VARIATION AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Klarman Hall, Auditorium
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

A.D. White Professor-at-Large, John Rickford will present this talk that draws on 50+ years of research to address our theoretical understandings of the roles of race and class in sociolinguistic variation, and our applied efforts to curtail the discrimination and injustice experienced by African American and other vernacular speakers in schools, police interactions, courtrooms, job hunts and other aspects of social life.

Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Professor-at-Large Program, Linguistics, Africana Studies and Research Center

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Website

http://adwhiteprofessors.cornell.edu/...

Contact E-Mail

pn12@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Penny N. Dietrich

Contact Phone

607-255-0832

Speaker

Prof. John Rickford

Speaker Affiliation

JOHN RICKFORD (2017-2023) is a leading sociolinguist and world-renowned expert on African American Vernacular English (AAVE). He is Professor of Linguistics and the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Education (by courtesy), and a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University

Dept. Web Site

http://adwhiteprofessors.cornell.edu

Disability Access Information

Call the Program office to arrange for advanced accommodations

Open To

the public

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