Colloquium: Lisa Green (UMass Amherst)

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March 2, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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US Bank Theater, Ohio Union

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Add to Calendar 2020-03-02 16:30:00 2020-03-02 18:00:00 Colloquium: Lisa Green (UMass Amherst)

Prof. Green is Professor of Linguistics and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of African American Language at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a leading authority on issues ranging from AAE’s distinctive grammatical properties, to its historical roots, to how children acquire AAE in the larger African American context. Prof. Green’s oevre includes two books and thirty journal articles and book chapters. Her research reflects deep understanding of the complex sociopolitical relationship between Mainstream American English and AAE. Both her research and her commitment to training educators in how to address language- and dialect-related issues in the classroom reflect passionate efforts aimed at dispelling the myth that AAE constitutes an incomplete or inadequate grammatical system. Prof. Green serves as a model of how to integrate linguistic research with practical application in ways that serve the public good, and of how to convey the complex sociopolitical underpinnings of AAE to diverse audiences.

Details of Prof. Green's talk will be forthcoming.

This lecture is organized by the Department of Linguistics and supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Buckeye Language Network, and the Buckeye Language Network Student Association.

For further information, contact Ashwini Deo (deo.13@osu.edu) or Andrea Sims (sims.120@osu.edu).

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Prof. Green is Professor of Linguistics and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of African American Language at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a leading authority on issues ranging from AAE’s distinctive grammatical properties, to its historical roots, to how children acquire AAE in the larger African American context. Prof. Green’s oevre includes two books and thirty journal articles and book chapters. Her research reflects deep understanding of the complex sociopolitical relationship between Mainstream American English and AAE. Both her research and her commitment to training educators in how to address language- and dialect-related issues in the classroom reflect passionate efforts aimed at dispelling the myth that AAE constitutes an incomplete or inadequate grammatical system. Prof. Green serves as a model of how to integrate linguistic research with practical application in ways that serve the public good, and of how to convey the complex sociopolitical underpinnings of AAE to diverse audiences.

Details of Prof. Green's talk will be forthcoming.

This lecture is organized by the Department of Linguistics and supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Buckeye Language Network, and the Buckeye Language Network Student Association.

For further information, contact Ashwini Deo (deo.13@osu.edu) or Andrea Sims (sims.120@osu.edu).

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