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Documentary screening: Talking Black in America

Time: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union

 

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The Language Science Center is pleased to host a screening of Talking Black in America, followed by a Q&A with the executive producer, sociolinguist Walt Wolfram.

Doors open at 4:30pm. The film (66 minutes) will be introduced at 5pm. Q&A with Walt Wolfram (moderated by Sheri Parks) will begin immediately following the film. 

The status of African American speech has been controversial for more than a half-century now, suffering from persistent public misunderstanding, linguistic profiling, and language-based discrimination. We wanted to address that and, on a fundamental level, make clear that understanding African American speech is absolutely critical to understanding the way we talk today.

- Walt Wolfram, Executive Producer of Talking Black in America

Free tickets for this event are available on Eventbrite.

This event is co-sponsored by the Maryland Language Science Center, the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of African American Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.