African American Literacies

African American Literacies

by Elaine Richardson
     
 

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Richardson (English and applied linguistics, Pennsylvania State U.) argues for a course of study in usage, literacy acquisition, rhetoric, writing, and education, all from the perspectives of African Americans. Working through example, Richardson analyses the work of Phillis Wheatley and Lucy Terry (author of the purported first poem composed by an African American… See more details below

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Richardson (English and applied linguistics, Pennsylvania State U.) argues for a course of study in usage, literacy acquisition, rhetoric, writing, and education, all from the perspectives of African Americans. Working through example, Richardson analyses the work of Phillis Wheatley and Lucy Terry (author of the purported first poem composed by an African American woman), and then devotes her critical skills to slave narratives, the language of women, and of hip hop. In addition, Richardson offers quantitative and qualitative analyses of numerous student essays to demonstrate an effective African American-centered composition curriculum. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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'A personal, public and political exploration of literacy education from the points of view of students from the African-American Vernacular English culture. The book offers teachers new ways of thinking about and incorporating linguistic diversity into their theories and pedagogical methods of addressing students from AAVE cultures.' - Wasafiri

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ISBN-13:
9780203166550
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
11/07/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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