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Presentations, Workshops, & Lectures

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I give a wide range of presentations, workshops, and lectures on topics including Language Variation, Language Attitudes, Multicultural Education, African-American Studies, Service Learning, and Community Engagement.

I have designed talks for colleges & universities, K-12 students and teachers, as well as for community organizations.

Please see my CV for a full list of presentations and topics.

If you are interested in having me visit, please contact me at

Presentation topics include:

  • Language Variation and Reading Difficulties in African-American Children
  • The African-American Experience in Independent Schools
  • Service Learning in Linguistics and Education
  • Language Assessment of African-American and Southern Students
  • Culturally Conscious Instruction of Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Language Variation in The American South
  • African-American English
  • History of African-American English
  • Southern English
  • Understanding Racism in Schools and Communities

Workshops that I have participated in:

October 2009 National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. Hewlett-Packard Foundation and Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA. Language Development   Workshop. Summary available at:

Summer 2008 National Science Foundation Workshop on Broadening Participation. A

review of evidence based research related to the representation and participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Summary available at:

Summer 2008 Workshop on African-American Dialect and Implications for Educators.

Center for the Study of African-American Language. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Workshop was held to provide a forum to address language use and literacy skills of school-age children who use African-American English (AAE) as their major form of communication. Summary available at:

Summer 2006 Tufts Workshop on Linguistics in Education. Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University. Workshop was held to work towards better ways to equip language arts teachers in the US to deal with teaching reading and writing Mainstream English, particularly in the face of the increasing linguistic diversity of American schools. Summary available at:

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