Sunday, March 29, 2009

Annotated Bibliography

Smitherman, Geneva. "CCCC's Role in the struggle for Students' Language Rights." College Composition and Communication 50.3 (1999): 349-376.

In the journal Geneva creates a Resolution known as the Student Right to Their Own Language (SRTOL) which talks about just what the titles says. Students having the opportunity to use their home language dialect in the academic course writings should be some that is allowed in all classrooms. Also, she said that all teachers should learn and know the background dialects of all ethnicity's. She want people to realize that all dialects are equal and Standard English is not have superiority over any kind. What this Composition of study doesn't represents any students cases being completed, but is talking about what should be done.

Nembhard, Judith. " Perspective on Teaching Black Dialect Speaking Students to Write Standard English." The Journal of Negro Education. 52.2 (1983): 75-82

In Nembard journal she talks about how she believes that having confidence within the students ability to become better writers is where the change begins. She suggest that teachers use the tasks and strategies that she have provided in her passage available to the students and to their knowledge. She believes that the responsibility of students becoming better writers in Standard English falls back on the teachers. She also believes if teachers grade fairly and stop being afraid to fail students when they are in the wrong doings of writings would make students become strong in writing. The errors should not be notified as "surface errors, but mistakes that should be corrected. This journal will be beneficial to me, because it talks about many things that will be difficult in teaching an African American student to become better in standard writing.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. " The Place of World Englishes in Composition: Pluralization Continued." College Composition and Communications. 57.4 (2006): 586-617

This article talks about how AAVE can be the grammatical and rhetorical features that are being displayed in AAVE. Followed by this is the other things that he discusses that relates to AAVE being used in many ways "Another category of fairly unshocking AAVE use is in the stylistic choice of emotive, repetitive, and rhythmic expressions valued in oral communication". (605) He then makes an assumption about how it can be caused by the multilingual students are always denied in a second language. This piece of writing will help me construct my argument, because it has the information I need to talk about how AAVE has changed over the years and is not really recognized until this decade.

Palacas, Authur L. "Liberating American Ebonics from Euro-English." College English 63.3 (2001): 326-352

Palacas main focus in his journal his about Ebonics and this contains the grammatical patterns that it presents. He talks about if he believes that Ebonics is a dialect of English or if its considered a language from English. He also talks about how teaching language is very important but out of all the individuals who have took action of it Smitherman was the closest as it gets when developing the picture of Ebonics as a cultural phenomenon ( Palacas 350) Not only this smitherman understands everything about Ebonics and goes in depth with it.

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