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Linguistic anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath came to University of Alabama on Tuesday, April 14th 2009, in a visit sponsored by Honors College, Housing-Residential Communities, and the English Department’s First-Year Writing Program. Her visit was part of the Honors College & Housing-Residential Speaker’s Series, which has brought scholars from across the nation to interact with UA students. Her talk focused on the simplistic claims and myths surrounding language and student success. These myths create strong pressures on teachers to “fix” the language of students who enter college. What happens when we look at exceptions to the usual myths about language? Heath will tell her story as a southerner who grew up without books and found that language made both no difference and yet all the difference for her. She is a MacArthur Prize winner that has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and she also holds honorary degrees from Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stockholm University, and Goldsmith University of the University of London.

What's Language Got To Do With It? with Shirley Brice Heath University of Alabama

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Linguistic anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath came to University of Alabama on Tuesday, April 14th 2009, in a visit sponsored by Honors College, Housing-Residential Communities, and the English Department’s First-Year Writing Program. Her visit was part of the Honors College & Housing-Residential Speaker’s Series, which has brought scholars from across the nation to interact with UA students. Her talk focused on the simplistic claims and myths surrounding language and student success. These myths create strong pressures on teachers to “fix” the language of students who enter college. What happens when we look at exceptions to the usual myths about language? Heath will tell her story as a southerner who grew up without books and found that language made both no difference and yet all the difference for her. She is a MacArthur Prize winner that has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and she also holds honorary degrees from Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stockholm University, and Goldsmith University of the University of London.

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