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Geneva Smitherman is University Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the African American Language and Literacy Program at Michigan State University. The author of BLACK TALK: WORDS AND PHRASES FROM THE HOOD TO THE AMEN CORNER and TALKIN THAT TALK: LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND EDUCATION IN AFRICAN AMERICA and the editor of AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON ANITA HILL-CLARENCE THOMAS, she also directs the My Brother's Keeper Program in Detroit.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
English language -- United States -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
African Americans -- Languages -- Dictionaries.
Black English -- Dictionaries.
Americanisms -- Dictionaries.