Teaching about African American Language in (Higher) Educational Settings
We are currently conducting a short survey of college faculty and graduate students who teach content related to African American Language and Culture (AAL&C) in any discipline or content area. Specifically, we are interested in anyone who teaches their students about spoken and signed language varieties that are used in the U.S. and are associated with descendants of formerly enslaved persons; such varieties have been given names such as African American Language (AAL), African American English (AAE), African American Vernacular English (AAVE), Black English, Ebonics, and/or Black ASL (BASL). This may include courses in departments such as African and African American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, Linguistics, Sociology, World Languages, etc.
If you are interested in participating, we'd love to hear from you!
You can take the survey at https://tinyurl.com/tales2021.
You can download a copy of the research consent form here.