Sista, speak! : Black women kinfolk talk about language and literacy (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Sista, speak! : Black women kinfolk talk about language and literacy

Author: Sonja L Lanehart
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Sonja Lanehart explores how this valorization of "proper" English has affected the language, literacy, educational achievements, and self-image of five African American women--her grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and herself. Through interviews and written statements by each woman, Lanehart draws out the life stories of these women and their attitudes toward and use of language. Making comparisons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
collective biographies
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lanehart, Sonja L.
Sista, speak!
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606763643
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja L Lanehart
ISBN: 0292747284 9780292747289 0292747292 9780292747296
OCLC Number: 48098527
Description: x, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: the narratives: peculiar to your mind --
Our language our selves --
Maya: it doesn't bother me --
Grace: I always wondered if my life would have been different if --
Reia: searching for my place --
Deidra: a mother's love is the greatest gift of all --
Sonja: I had to do what I wanted to do --
Pt. 2: the analyses: surreality --
Maya: I'm comfortable like I am --
Grace: If I could've gotten into a trade school --
Reia: I am proud of myself --
Deidra: I was hiding I didn't know I was scared --
Sonja: I had a positive experience --
The rest of the story.
Responsibility: Sonja L. Lanehart.
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How this valorization of "proper" English has affected the language, literacy, educational achievements, and self-image of five African American women-the author's grandmother, mother, aunt, sister,  Read more...

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"This book is a major achievement by one of the brightest young scholars in the field." Geneva Smitherman, author of Talkin That Talk: Language, Culture, and Education in African America

 
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