Christine Mallinson, Language, Literacy and Culture, on Visual Thesaurus

“What really interested me was how language and language variation connect to educational opportunities, job opportunities, and people’s beliefs about other groups of people throughout our society,” says Christine Mallinson, assistant professor of language, literacy and culture in an interview on Visual Thesaurus.

The blog interviewed Mallinson and her co-author Anne H. Charity of the College of William and Mary about their recent book, “Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools,” in which they provide insight into the question of how standard English should be taught while respecting the diverse variants of English spoken by students.

Part one of the interview, which appeared on the blog on January 18, can be read here. Part two will be posted next week.


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