2017: Reconstructing Civility - Modes of Engagement for 2017

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linguistic discrimination, civic discourse

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This talk presents research on the role of segregation in perpetuating language differences in the United States. Evidence from a 20-year longitudinal study demonstrates that participation in so-called "Mainstream American English" correlates with access to majority-white schools and neighborhoods. Given the extensive research on linguistic discrimination, I will facilitate a discussion on how linguistic differences must be considered when creating environments for civic discourse.

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Languages Divided: Segregation and the Role of Linguistic Prejudice in Speaker Evaluation

This talk presents research on the role of segregation in perpetuating language differences in the United States. Evidence from a 20-year longitudinal study demonstrates that participation in so-called "Mainstream American English" correlates with access to majority-white schools and neighborhoods. Given the extensive research on linguistic discrimination, I will facilitate a discussion on how linguistic differences must be considered when creating environments for civic discourse.