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Why for Black speakers, despite what they are told, using ‘Standard English’ will not lead to acceptance

Smith, Patriann (2020) Why for Black speakers, despite what they are told, using ‘Standard English’ will not lead to acceptance. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Many believe that if a Black person simply speaks ‘properly’, ‘sounds like a native English speaker’, or uses ‘Standard English’, their language will be accepted in the academic spaces of universities and schools. But new research from Patriann Smith shows that using ‘Standard English’ in such spaces within the US when a speaker is a Black immigrant may not always translate into acceptance. She argues that Black speakers would do well to reject the myth that trying to speak ‘Standard English’ will result in acceptance and success.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PE English
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106465

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