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Smitherman, Geneva 1940-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 8,174 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE3102.N42, 427.08996073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geneva Smitherman
Black talk : words and phrases from the hood to the amen corner by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers readers an up-to-date reference source to African American English
Talkin and testifyin : the language of Black America by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talkin that talk : language, culture, and education in African America by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geneva Smitherman, a native speaker of African American Language and a leading scholar, here presents her take on Ebonics and related issues." "The essays and interlinking commentaries guide the reader through the current Ebonics controversy which is also linked to past issues about the language, culture and education of people of African descent in the United States."--Jacket
African American women speak out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S. by H. Samy Alim( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives."--Publisher's website
Discourse and discrimination( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Danish and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word from the mother : language and African Americans by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Word from the Mother is an essential read for students of African American speech, language and culture and sociolinguistics, as well as the general reader interested in the worldwide "crossover" of Black Popular Culture."--Jacket
Language diversity in the classroom : from intention to practice( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's no secret that in most American classrooms students are expected to master standardized American English and the conventions of Edited American English if they wish to succeed. Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice works to realign these conceptions through a series of provocative yet evenhanded essays that explore the ways we have enacted and continue to onact our beliefs in the integrity of the many languages and Englishes that arise both in the classroom and in professional communities
Black English and the education of Black children and youth : proceedings of the National Invitational Symposium on the King Decision by National Invitational Symposium on the King Decision( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating African American males : Detroit's Malcolm X Academy solution by Clifford Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down Nigger paved streets by William A Thigpen( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students' right to their own language : a critical sourcebook( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Students' Right to Their Own Language collects perspectives from some of the field's most influential scholars to provide a foundation for understanding the historical and theoretical context informing the affirmation of all students' right to exist in their own languages. Co-published with the National Council for Teachers of English, this critical sourcebook archives decades of debate about the implications of the statement and explores how it translates to practical strategies for fostering linguistic diversity in the classroom
Black language and culture : sounds of soul by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black American English : [a glossary ; including hip-hop talk] by Herbert Graf( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legitimacy of the Black idiom by Geneva Smitherman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of the oral and written styles of a group of inner-city black students by Geneva Smitherman( )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concern during the past decade with educational failures of urban Negro children suggested the need for empirical evidence demonstrating whether or not students use identical grammatical and stylistic structures in both speech and writing. Fourteen black, inner city junior high students, all of whom speak "black English," were interviewed for about an hour. From each taped interview, 1,000 words were excerpted, while 1,000 words of classroom writing per student were selected for analysis. Data were subjected to a thorough analysis of style, comparing speech and writing, while 8,000 words were subjected to a grammatical analysis. Stylistically, results indicated significant differences between speech and writing (E.G., writing samples contained more adjectives and more subordinate clauses). Grammatically, results revealed oral and written differences in the use of black English patterns (E.G., speech samples evidenced a greater percentage of dialectal uses of "be"). It was concluded that black children do not speak as they write--their writing is characterized by greater sophistication and a closer adherence to standard grammar. (Author/JMC)
Spoken soul : the story of Black English by John R Rickford( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers a fascinating, definitive history of the use of Black English in literature, the performing arts, religion, and everyday conversation. The Rickfords also explore America's love/hate relationship with Black English and its role in our ongoing dialogue about why and how race matters". -- Jacket
African-American English : from the hood to the amen corner by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Black America by Geneva Smitherman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motherlove in shades of black : the maternal psyche in the novels of African American women by Gloria Thomas Pillow( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the mother figure in six works: how the mother negotiates the ragged, hostile landscape of a prohibitive environment to love, protect, and raise her children. Informed by psychological analysis, it reveals the forces that create the unique tensions of the African American mother's life, strategies for survival, and nurturing she gives her children"--Provided by publisher
 
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Talkin that talk : language, culture, and education in African America
Alternative Names
Donaldson, Geneva Smitherman-.

Donaldson, Geneva Smitherman- 1940-

Smitherman-Donaldson, Geneva.

Smitherman-Donaldson, Geneva 1940-

Languages
English (112)

German (1)

Danish (1)

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Talkin and testifyin : the language of Black AmericaTalkin that talk : language, culture, and education in African AmericaAfrican American women speak out on Anita Hill-Clarence ThomasWord from the mother : language and African AmericansLanguage diversity in the classroom : from intention to practiceEducating African American males : Detroit's Malcolm X Academy solutionSpoken soul : the story of Black EnglishMotherlove in shades of black : the maternal psyche in the novels of African American women