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Media: Black English in the Spotlight: Rachel Jeantel's Testimony

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: In the George Zimmerman murder trial, the defense asked witness Rachel Jeantel, "Are you claiming in any way that you don't understand English?", sparking discussion on prescriptivism and Black English's place in society.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/52697/rachel-jeantel-s-language-is-english-it-s-just-not-your-english/685823
Issue Number: 24.2760
Date Posted: July 08, 2013