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“Is there any point at which you ain’t understand what it is I’m sayin’?”: Fostering Appreciation for American Dialectal Difference in the Writing Classroom

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Students of color, recently arrived or naturalized citizens, white students: all are negatively affected by the renewed prejudice towards difference outside of school. It seems all the more imperative that they are taught to respect and celebrate a diverse range of dialects, including their own, in school.This presentation offers audience members exercises to help their students better navigate the inequity of linguistic prejudice that still exists towards writers of different varieties of American English.

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“Is there any point at which you ain’t understand what it is I’m sayin’?”: Fostering Appreciation for American Dialectal Difference in the Writing Classroom

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Students of color, recently arrived or naturalized citizens, white students: all are negatively affected by the renewed prejudice towards difference outside of school. It seems all the more imperative that they are taught to respect and celebrate a diverse range of dialects, including their own, in school.This presentation offers audience members exercises to help their students better navigate the inequity of linguistic prejudice that still exists towards writers of different varieties of American English.