ERIC Number: EJ1044037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Reference Count: 28
Geneva Smitherman: Translingualist, Code-Mesher, Activist
Durst, Russel K.
Composition Studies, v42 n2 p56-72 Fall 2014
This article examines the work of Geneva Smitherman, its contribution to the development of composition studies, and its relation to recent scholarship on translingualism and code-meshing. Analyzing her prodigious output in relation to these contemporary studies of language diversity and writing instruction, the article considers Smitherman's achievements in three areas: the study of African American English, composition pedagogy, and political activism on behalf of language minority students.
Descriptors: Black Dialects, African Americans, Code Switching (Language), Writing Instruction, Language Research, Activism, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, Specialists, Biographies, Professional Recognition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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