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Anne Charity Hudley will appear on With Good Reason Radio on December 8th, 2011

January 2, 2011

Hearing Past the Accent

January 8th, 2011
Accents can be endearing – but they can also limit chances for professional and academic success. Southern students and African-American students are often marginalized in the classroom because of their dialects. Anne Harper Charity Hudley (College of William & Mary) is the co-author of a book to help educators work with language variations – to make sure students don’t suffer for the way they talk. Also featured: The Affrilachian Poets are celebrating 20 years. Frank Walker coined the term in 1991 after he came away from a literary event frustrated by the exclusion of African American writers from Appalachian literature. Theresa Burriss (Radford University) is an expert on the Affrilachians and an honorary member of the group.

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