Individual Identity, Authenticity, and Cultural Community: The Perception of Dialect by Students From a Historically Black College/University in the ECHO Vol 9, Number 2, Winter 2014

NCCU Author/Contributor (non-NCCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James Osler, Professor (Creator)
North Carolina Central University (NCCU )
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Abstract: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) charges speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to be culturally competent inthe delivery of services, including those deemed elective, because clinicians have both a “social and ethical responsibility … to objectivelydiscuss the use of target dialect” (ASHA, 2003a, p. 2). Elective services, which are driven by an appreciation for and a thorough understandingof social attitudes, require data driven evidence. It is vital to the profession of speech-language pathology that SLPs understand the speaker’s perspective, especially given ethical charge from ASHA to provide culturally responsive services. The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of dialect in the perception of individual identity, authenticity, and cultural community from a cross disciplinary perspective and from the perspective of college students attending a Historically Black College /University (HBCU). Other Contributing Authors: Sheila Bridges-Bond, PhD, North CarolinaCentral University, Durham, NC; Robin C. Gillespie, PhD, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; Jasmyne Speller, MEd,Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC; James Osler, PhD, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; Tom W. Scheft, PhD, NorthCarolina Central University, Durham, NC

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Language: English
Date: 2014
African American English(AAE), dialect, Standard American English (SAE), college students, identity, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

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