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RESPECT THE DIALECT
You're Wrong About...
By Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall
Summary: Mike tells Sarah how a simple idea in a single school district became a nationwide racial panic.
Thanks to our special guests Dionna Latimer-Hearn and Daniel Russell!
In our second of two episodes in honor of Black History Month, we’re addressing African American English, or AAE.
AAE is a language variation. Maybe you've heard it called a dialect. It sounds different from Mainstream American English. It has its own rules and grammar, and it emerged from a long language tradition. But when AAE is not recognized, it can be misdiagnosed as a language disorder.
This live chat discusses ways to positively talk about AAE and the implications surrounding assessment and treatment in order to foster a positive reflection on its speakers.
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