Lost in Translation: Language, Race and the DEA's Legitimization of Ebonics


  • H Samy Alim,

    1. Associate professor of education and, by courtesy, anthropology and linguistics at Stanford University. He is director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (C-REAL) and serves on the Language and Social Justice Committee of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.
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  • Imani Perry

    1. Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (2004) and More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2011).
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[African American Language, AAL, Ebonics, sociolingistics, education, race and racism]