Date of Award

5-15-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Nina Jaffe

Abstract

Addresses the issue of linguistic discrimination in educational settings with specific focus on African-American language (AAL) in historical and political context including: socio-linguistic research, theory of African-American language (AAL), analysis of syntax and lexical morphology as well as sample texts in hip-hop, poetry, prose, and drama with instructional guidelines and a field-based summary statement.