Welcome to the Social and Pragmatic Communication Skills of Peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora: Online Research and Resource Lab (referred to as African Social Pragmatics).

We are a group of speech-language pathologists whose life work is to generate and disseminate knowledge about pragmatic language and behaviors, and social communication produced by children and adolescents of African descent. 


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We are expanding our membership with affiliates from around the world.


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Meet the Team

The founding members of the African Social Pragmatics Consortium include three faculty members from Universities in the U. S.

Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA

Fellow & Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo

Glenda DeJarnette, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Professor of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

Kenyatta O. Rivers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA

Fellow & Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of South Florida in Tampa