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Smitherman, Geneva 1940-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 9,427 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Reference works  Controlled vocabularies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Poetry  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geneva Smitherman
Talkin that talk : language, culture, and education in African America by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,648 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
Black talk : words and phrases from the hood to the amen corner by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers readers an up-to-date reference source to African American English
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S. by H. Samy Alim( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,222 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
Language diversity in the classroom : from intention to practice by Geneva Smitherman( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 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
Talkin and Testifyin : The Language of Black America by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American women speak out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 742 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
Word from the mother : language and African Americans by Geneva Smitherman( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 741 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
Talkin and testifyin : the language of Black America by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse and discrimination( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Danish and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 202 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down Nigger paved streets by William A Thigpen( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Publisher's description
Black language and culture : sounds of soul by Geneva Smitherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 22 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 19 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 12 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 )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 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

Black linguistics : language, society, and politics in Africa and the Americas by Arnetha F Ball( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enslavement, forced migration, war and colonization have led to the global dispersal of Black communities and to the fragmentation of common experiences. The majority of Black language researchers explore the social and linguistic phenomena of individual Black communities, without looking at Black experiences outside a given community. This groundbreaking collection re-orders the elitist and colonial elements of language studies by drawing together the multiple perspectives of Black language researchers. In doing so, the book recognises and formalises the existence of a "Black Linguistic Perspective" highlights the contributions of Black language researchers in the field. Written exclusively by Black scholars on behalf of, and in collaboration with local communities, the book looks at the commonalities and differences among Black speech communities in Africa and the Diaspora. Topics include: * the OJ Simpson trial * language issues in Southern Africa and Francophone West Africa * the language of Hip Hop * the language of the Rastafaria in Jamaica With a foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the linguistic implications of colonization
 
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Talkin that talk : language, culture, and education in African America
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Black talk : words and phrases from the hood to the amen cornerLanguage diversity in the classroom : from intention to practiceTalkin and Testifyin : The Language of Black AmericaAfrican American women speak out on Anita Hill-Clarence ThomasWord from the mother : language and African AmericansTalkin and testifyin : the language of Black AmericaEducating African American males : Detroit's Malcolm X Academy solutionSpoken soul : the story of Black EnglishBlack linguistics : language, society, and politics in Africa and the Americas
Alternative Names
Donaldson, Geneva Smitherman-.

Donaldson, Geneva Smitherman- 1940-

Smitherman-Donaldson, Geneva.

Smitherman-Donaldson, Geneva 1940-

Languages
English (140)

Danish (2)

German (1)