Encouraging the Expression of Linguistic Identity in Writing, Speaking, and Arguing

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“Get Out”

Peele, J. (Director). (2017). Get out. Los Angeles: Universal Studios. In the scene above, Chris tries to reach out to Georgina by using salient expressions of AAVE. With, however, her former consciousness trapped deep in the metaphorical “Sunken Place” and… Continue Reading →

“Louder than a Bomb”

Jacobs, G, & Siskel, J. (Directors). (2011). Louder than a bomb [motion picture]. Own Documentary Club. New York: Virgil Films. Find the premier showing via Own Documentary Club here

Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Coogler, R. (Director). (2018). Black panther [motion picture]. Los Angeles: Marvel/Walt Disney. When Erik Killmonger arrives in Wakanda and is escorted into the room with King T’challa and his council, Erik speaks plainly in his dialect of AAVE, his native… Continue Reading →

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