African Social Pragmatics

Photo of the team who presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

In November, 2015, we, along with three doctoral students from the University of Central Florida, presented a poster at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association held in Denver, Colorado.  Using a case study to illustrate a procedure for identifying language/literacy differences and disorders in and effective management goals for an AAE child speaker, a tutorial was presented to underscore the truth that African American English (AAE) is a language variation that follows a rule-governed system of linguistic content, form, and use.