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ERIC Number: EJ834293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1710-2146
Negotiating Speech and Language in the African Diaspora: Politics of Linguistic Diversity
Watkins, Audrey P.
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v4 n2 p1-19 Sep 2008
This work addresses the politics of speech and language communication with respect to Africans in the Diaspora in Jamaica and in the United States of America. Language hegemony is an expression of the power and control sustained by means of institutions such as schools. Depending on their linguistic choices or situational language use, post colonials experience ambivalence, conflict, and suspicion within as well as outside their primary language communities. The issue of language and dialect use should be addressed as one of equity and social justice, as part of striving to make the world a better place for all people.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica; United States