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The Skin that We Speak : Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom / Edited by Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy.

Contributor(s): Delpit, Lisa D | Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2002Description: xxiv, 229 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1565848209; 9781565848207 (pbk).Subject(s): Native language and education | English language -- Study and teaching | English language -- Dialects -- Social aspects | Multicultural education | Language policyOnline resources: Publisher's Website.
Contents:
"The author of Other People's Children joins with other experts to examine the relationship between language and power in the classroom. The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls "an essential text." Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard. At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues." (Abebooks)
CONTENT:
Introduction
Part 1: Language and Identity Chapter 1: Ovuh Dyuh / Joanne Kilgour Dowdy Chapter 2: Ebonics: A Case History / Ernie Smith
Part 2: Language in the Classroom Chapter 3: No Kinda Sense / Lisa Delpit Chapter 4: Trilingualism / Judith Baker Chapter 5: Some Basic Sociolinguistic Concepts / Michael Stubbs Chapter 6: Language, Culture, and the Assessment of African American Children / Asa G. Hilliard III Chapter 7: I ain't writin' nuttin': Permissions to Fail and Demands to Succeed in Urban Classrooms / Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Chapter 8: "... As Soon As She Opened Her Mouth!": Issues of Language, Literacy, and Power / Victoria Purcell-Gates
Part 3 Teacher Knowledge Chapter 9: Topsy-Turvies: Teacher Talk and Student Talk / Herbert Kohl Chapter 10: Toward a National Public Policy on Language / Geneva Smitherman Chapter 11: The Clash of "Common Senses": Two African American Women Become Teachers / Shuaib Meacham Chapter 12: "We don't talk right. You ask him." / Joan Wynne
Appendix: Linguistic Society of America Resolution on the Oakland "Ebonics" Issue
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"The author of Other People's Children joins with other experts to examine the relationship between language and power in the classroom. The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls "an essential text." Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard. At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues." (Abebooks)

CONTENT:

Introduction

Part 1: Language and Identity Chapter 1: Ovuh Dyuh /
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy Chapter 2: Ebonics: A Case History / Ernie Smith

Part 2: Language in the Classroom Chapter 3: No Kinda Sense / Lisa Delpit Chapter 4: Trilingualism / Judith Baker Chapter 5: Some Basic Sociolinguistic Concepts / Michael Stubbs Chapter 6: Language, Culture, and the Assessment of African American Children / Asa G. Hilliard III Chapter 7: I ain't writin' nuttin': Permissions to Fail and Demands to Succeed in Urban Classrooms / Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Chapter 8: "... As Soon As She Opened Her Mouth!": Issues of Language, Literacy, and Power / Victoria Purcell-Gates

Part 3 Teacher Knowledge Chapter 9: Topsy-Turvies: Teacher Talk and Student Talk / Herbert Kohl Chapter 10: Toward a National Public Policy on Language / Geneva Smitherman Chapter 11: The Clash of "Common Senses": Two African American Women Become Teachers / Shuaib Meacham Chapter 12: "We don't talk right. You ask him." / Joan Wynne

Appendix: Linguistic Society of America Resolution on the Oakland "Ebonics" Issue

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