[Edling] US: Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Mar 11 05:21:07 EDT 2018


The Atlantic


Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English


Studying African-American Vernacular English wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a little girl at a school outside Detroit...Washington, now a professor of communications sciences and disorders at Georgia State, has devoted her career to exploring the challenges that speakers of African-American English face in the classroom.


Full story:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/the-code-switcher/554099/

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