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LINGUIST List 24.2760

Mon Jul 08 2013

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

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Jul-2013
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Black English in the Spotlight: Rachel Jeantel's Testimony
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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



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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