Title

African American English and Linguistic Ideology in To Kill A Mockingbird

Date

5-29-2014 11:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:10 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

English, Writing and Linguistics

Session Chair

Marjory Lange

Session Title

English: Linguistics, Literature, Writing

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Robert Troyer

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, presents "white-folk talk" and "nigger-talk" as separate languages, with the boundaries being ideologically and emotionally determined. By using linguistic analysis of standard and non-standard English including African American English, I sought to discover the true differences between these constructs, as well as the role that racism plays in this novel.

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African American English and Linguistic Ideology in To Kill A Mockingbird

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, presents "white-folk talk" and "nigger-talk" as separate languages, with the boundaries being ideologically and emotionally determined. By using linguistic analysis of standard and non-standard English including African American English, I sought to discover the true differences between these constructs, as well as the role that racism plays in this novel.